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" 1922 " 

" Shall we not write a finer record 
for 1922? Shall we not so love and 
labor and follow the mounting paths of 
service, that we will be able to look 
back with less shame and regret, when, 
through the frost and fruitage of the 
vear, w^e come to another mile-stone in 
the great highway of life? 


^anuar^, 1922 



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Vol. XXXVl. 



The CHURCH'S Great Seminary 

In Virginia 

(Guy Emery Shipler in Churchman.) 

It may be true that "pigs is pigs", but seminaries is not 
necessarily seminaries. To tliose in the Church and out of 
it who have been depressed as they thought of the min- 
istry of the future, I have to offer a cure. Let them dare 
the red clay mud lioles of Virginia roads and visit "the old 
seminary," where it sits aloft Seminary Hill, as it has fui 
nearly a century now, a symbol of all that is finest in the 
Master's service. 

Even a former Seminarian does not look forward to a 
trip to a theological seminary as a source of slu)ck; cer- 
tainly not the sort of shock that I received. Now that 1 
look back upon the experience I am not quite sure that it 
was not a dream; for, frankly^ I was among those who, 
as they studied the type of man going into the ministry in 
these latter years, had been inclined to fear that the line 
of the propliets was tapering out into thin air. My lacir ot 
faith has been rebuked. 

I saw at Virginia Seminary as fine a lot of men as I have 
seen at any educational institution. As I talked witli th-?m 
and heard of their records In scholarship, in athletics, and 
in the war, and felt the virility of their personalities, it 
seemed to me that a new day for the Churcli was dawnina: 
before my eyes. I am quite conscious that what I am writ- 
ing will sound like exaggeration or bad judgment or both 
to some who may read this article. But I ani recording a 
conviction, and recording it with the knowledge that !t is 
backed by men better qualified than I to judge. 

There are certain facts about the men at Virginia that 
are heartening, quite apart from the individual personali- 

This building is one of architectural beauty and is to be used as a refectory 
Tliere is about its interior much of the atmosphere of Oxford. 

ties. The average age of the sixty students there is twenty- 
eight years. This means that some of the men are well 
above this age and have had years of experience in profes- 
sional or business life. In the case of Virginia men it has 
been successful experience. They have not undertaken 
preparation for the ministry because, in the popular phrase, 
they have failed at everything else. I was told, though I 
could not positively verify it, that all but two of the sixty 
men have had experience either in the war, or business, 
or some profession. To those who know something of the 
tragic immaturity, from the point of view of the practical 
ministry, of so many men who go to our seminaries hav- 
ing had onlv school and college experience, this is in itself 
a fact ol riean significance. 

I am no unconscious of the great heritage of Virginia. 
She has sent men into the ministry whose names are writ- 
ten imperishably upon her records of high achievement. 
But the glorious fact is that that heritage is now in full 
flower. Lest someone challenge what I have here written^ 
let me give a sample who's who of the student body. 

Captain P. .1. .Jensen was in command of a company of 
the Black Watch in the late war. He was gassed at the 
second batLle of Ypres, wounded in the spine, cut off from 
his company, and buried by shell fire. Having dug himself 
out he crossed no mans land in a hail of machine gun bul- 
lets, was caught on the wire of his own lines and finally 
brought in by a British Tommy. Out of a very remarkable 
religious experience coincident with these events, of which 
I do not feel at liberty to speak in decail, Capt. Jensen de- 
termined to give himself to the ministry. I shall long re- 
member the few moments' talk I 
had with this man of outstanding 
personality, who is somewhere 
around six feet three or four in 
height. And most of all I shall re 
member the fervor with which he 
said, ''Of all the places I know of 
in the world I love this place best." 
Then there is Captain Francis H. 
Ball, hailing originally from some- 
where in South Africa, who is one 
of the three surviving officers of 
the Princess Pat's; who fought 
through the various campaigns of 
that famous outfit, and who was se- 
verely wounded in several battles. 
Dennis M^hittle, a distant rela- 
tive of Bishop Wliittle, was grad- 
uated from Cambridge University 
with first honors. He went through 
[he Gallipoli campaign — -which 
ought to give any chap a wholesome 
background for the work of a parson 
— and later served in France. I was 
informed that, in common with oth- 
er Englishmen, he possesses a total 
incapacity to talk about himself.but 
the few who have succeeded in 
smashing through tradition have 
heard tales of stirring adventure. 


George A. Trowbridge is a graduate of Princeton and spent a year at Ox- 
ford. He was Princeton's champion liurdler, and represented Oxford and 
Cambridge against Yalo and Harvard as champion hurdler of those universi- 
ties. Arthur P. Kinso'ving, son of Bishop Lucien Kinsolving, was a Univer- 
sity of Virginia fcot-ball man who served in tne ambulance corps of France 
and later with the American forces. Richard H. Baker, of Norfolk, is a Uni- 
versity of Virginia man who won the Croix de Guerre in the late vv-ar, witli 
exceptional citations. William St. John Blackshears, LL.B., University ol 
Texas, was tor several years a successful practicing lawyer. Dr. Albert C. 
Tebeau was a practicing physician of notable success for several years in 
North Carolina. Joseph M. Waterman, B.A., of Harvard, came to he semi- 
nary after two years' experience in settlement work in New York 

That ;s a cross-seccion of the student personnel. 11 would seem that the 
heritage of Virginia is in safe hands. 

Wlien a northerner enters the gate of Virginia Seminary he may as well 
know in advance that Le is to be swept off his feet and straight into the 
heart of Virginia ho^-pitality I know what Captain Jensen meant when he 
put all that fervor into his words of love for (he seminary, .^^o norma] per 
son could resist the charm of this place where the very air spaiKles with 
wholesome good fellowshij). We had motored down from Washington wuii 
no idea of staying for luncheon, but when Virginia folk want you to stay, 
you stay. 1 can't recall just how many presons^ not knowing how we haa 
come, offered to drive us back to town. And when I expressed a desire to 
see the room where Henry Potter took Phillips Brooks in on the night the 
latter arrived at the seminary we were taken over to Dr. Bell's house — it 
was a dormitory in l^reol's' day — and there wis no hfsitriLion in roucing Dr. 
Bell out of a mid-aaj siesta to lake us up to the attic floor and the famous 
room. And ho came down all smiles — and offered lo take us bark lo Wasli- 
ington when we \vere ready lo go' 

1 had always heard that the students and professors at Virginia lived a 
family life that reflected the bist Virginia traditions. Yet 1 was delight- 
fully surprised when Dr. Tucker took us into the common room of that archi- 
tectural Curiosity, Aspinwall Hall, to find a large group of students loafing 
between lectures, and three professors smoking with them. There was a 
sound of merriment, and the sight of laughing faces, and certainly a very 
Episcopal fragrance of tobacco. 1 thought ni some seminary professors I 
had known and was appalled at the chance these teachers were taking of 
becoming really good fellows — until by closer contact i discovered that thest? 
"profs" had either been born good fellows, or had acquired the habit long 
enough to have it sit naturally upon them.. 

Dr. Tucker and Br. Rollins took us to luncheon in the refectory, v/here 
again we had an opportunity of sensing the family atmosphere. We had rot 
been long at table when Miss M ria came to talk with us. Be it known that 
Miss M'ria is Miss Maria Worthington, librarian of tlie seminaiy and mother 
confessor to all the students. Miss M'ria has also a certain pride in seminary 
historic data. Dr. Tucker had several cimes launched into a r-^cital of bits 
of history, keeping, i noted, a leather eye on Miss iM'ria. Ami wi*h good 

Threatened v.ith destruction during the Civil War it was saved by order of 

Secretary Stanton 


With the tov/er of Aspinwall Hall in the 


reason, for Miss M'ria applied all the 
canons of modern crit-.cism to Dr. Tuck- 
er's stories. One dispute arose when he 
was telling of that occasion ^'. hen the 
three groat future bisi'ops of the semi- 
nary were on their way to Brooks's mis- 
sion at S'haron. It was necessary to 
cross a rur; which was swollen with re- 
cent rains. Phillips Brooks being large 
of stature, waited in carrying first Henry 
Potter and then Alfred Randolph across 
on his bao'lv. Dr. Tucker and .Miss M'ria 
got into a blood-curdling discussion over 
some such (piesiion as to which was car- 
liert first, or "'ho carried who. 

When we came out of the dining hall 
our minds were still further confused 
by a vocal bombardment issuing from 
the windows of the common room. The 
students were singing. 

The boys of the famous old Episcopal 
High School adjoining the seminary 
have an important part in keeping the 
life of the seminary wholesome. In 
the afternoon we saw some of them 
out on the football field playing socker 
with the seminarians — and socker foot- 
ball isn't a bad foil fur lectures in 
theology. When Dr. Tucker sliowad 
us the chapel, where the high school 
boys sing in the choir and make up a 
large part of the congregation, he told 
us that their critical gifts had a steady- 
ing influence on the man who happened 
to be preaching. On the fly leaves of 
the Prayer Books and Hymnals one 
found after service such comments as 
this. "Dr. Blank is in the box. His de- 
livery is slow and his curves are in- 
Ever since the day when in col- 



Aspinwall, of unaccountable lines, on the 

left, the chapel at the right 


This colonial building, just completed, is 

one of great beauty 

lege I read Dr. Allen's life on 
Phillips Brooks, I had longed to 
see the room where Brooks lived 
the greater part of the time he 
was at the seminary. It was the 
room to which he moved after 
leaving his attic. There it was 
quite as it must have been in his 
day; a plain, simple room in a 
plain, simple old building. But 
the chap who lives there now 
keeps warm from a modern cen- 
tral heating plant, instead of 
from the stove for which Brooks 
had to lug his own wood. Tt was 
in this room, Dr. Rollins said, 
that Phillips Brooks compiled 
from his wide reading those 
stacks of notebooks which played 
so great a part in his preaching. 
There is a charm about the en- 
virons of the seminary that is 
impossible to put into words. 
One feels a sense of expansion 
as one walks about in the spac- 
ious grounds, and looks off to 
lovely vistas of Washington, 
across the Potomac, catching 
through the oak trees glimpses 
of the dome of the Capitol and 
the Washington monument. The 
c"minsry buildings and faculty 
houses, some of them a hundred 
years old, are scattered about in 
seeming abandon, with a sort of 
self-assurance of joy in long exis- 


The spacious chancel was a gift to the 

Seminary by Bishop Potter 

Who do not look like the embryo 
finger type of parson 


tence. During the Civil War the buildings were used as a 
hospital for the Union troops, after they had cut away, 
for the purpose of defense, the old trees that covered 
Seminary Hill. It is said that Dr. Sparrow then dean of 

the seminary, persuaded Secretary Stanton, a friend of 
many years, to save the oak grove that lends to the sem- 
inary so much of its beauty. Captain Jensen is right. It 
is a place to love. 


In a recent issue of The Christian Century, Rev. Thos. 
F. Ople, of this diocese, had an extended discussion on the 
subject of Church Unity, in an article entitled, "The Worst 
Thing in the World." It was In the nature of a conversa- 
tion between "Parson", "Lawyer," and "Doctor". In the 
interest of getting Mission Herald readers to think and act 
on the great subject of unity now before the whole church, 
the following is quoted: 

"Selfishness is the denominational disease. Certain men 
and women do not want God's family to worship as one, 
for fear the particular nature of that worship may not con- 
form to their individual or several tastes or opinions. 
Well, we shall have to wait until they die and go to their 
self-appointed place, or until they are converted from the 
sin of selfishness. If we do not take definite steps now, 
ultimate unity must be delayed by fifty or a hundred years 
or more. 

"Why was the throated division of the government of 
this country in the sixties sufficient cause for internecine 
war, when the actual division of the government of the 
very church of God is looked upon with no concern — and 
with actual favor by many narrow sectarians? Is political 
a-nd governmental divisiveness (In which the alleged wel- 

fare of fifty or a hundred million people and the alleged 
safety of the national government are concerned) a greater 
crime than the repeated disruption and schism of the church 
in which the physical, mental, social, moral and spiritual 
well-being of over six hundred million Christians is involv- 
ed? I just ask the question. Can't say that I know the 
answer, but this thing is a matter affecting directly one- 
third of the world and indirectly the entire population of 
the earth. Slavery never involved more than three million 
slaves at one time, I imagine, and of course it was a terrible 
crime, unchristian and inhuman. Was it worse than this 
thing, which stays the spiritual freedom of the world and 
the Christian idealism of governments and peoples every- 
where? On the present basis of denominational increase 
we may almost look for a private little church for every in- 
ilividual in America — or at least a church for every family! 
The possibilities are appalling! 

"What is religion anyway? Is it an individual fire in- 
surance on the soul against the day of judgment, or is it 
something social and world-wide in its outlook? If the 
church were consolidated it could foster all kinds of efforts 
for the physical, cultural and religious betterment in a 
community and in a chaotic world." 



len's Church Club Gives Banquet. 

(Wilmington Star) 

More thian two hundred Episcopal laymen, representa- 
tives of the ministry and laity of the various congregations 
of the city last night honored Rt. Rev. Thomas C. Darst 
at a banquet given on the occasion of the seventh anniver- 
sary of his consecration as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese 
of East Carolina by the Men's Church club at the Boy's 
Brigade armory. 

Nine speakers including toast-master W. A. Townes, 
president of the club, paid tribute to the accomplishments 
of Bishop Darst and pledged their support to him and to 
the coming of the kingdom. Greater unity between the 
various denominations was urged by several of the speak- 
ers while some stressed the necessity for world salvation, 
making denominational increase a matter of secondary im- 

On behalf of the club W. A. Townes welcomed Bishop 
Darst to Wilmington, declaring that he had accoiuplished 
his e.xpressed purpose of making a place of his own in Uie 
diocese rather than hoping to fill that of Bishop R.bort 
Strange, deceased, whom he succeeded. He introduced 
George L. Pesc'hau, a member of the club, as the frst 

Mr. Peschau commented himiorously upon the occasion 
and the gathering, declaring it to be the biggest the club 
has ever held and attributing this to the fact that ban- 
quets are usually well attended. He e.xpressed for the 
men present the appreciation of Bishop Darst's work in 
the diocese and the gains that have lieen made under his 

After commenting on the hardships and trials of the 
"country rector," Mr. Townes introduced the Rev. A. R. 
Parshley, of Clinton, who held that being a "country clergy- 
man" was "not so bad when you get used to it," Init that 
"getting used to it was hard." 

He declared that no occasion had been given the rectors 
in small parishes for discouragement or being disheartened 
since Bishop Darst became head of the diocese. From the 
date of Bishop Darst's consecration the progress of the 
Episcopal Chiirch in the diocese has Ijeen uninterrupted, 
Mr. Parshley said. 

Recalling the occasion of a declaration by Col. Walker 
Taylor that St. Paul had been a Presbyterian, that well 
known, and generally beloved Presbyterian la>man. as a 
representative of the citizens of Wilmington, was introduc- 
ed by Mr. Townes. Col. Taylor declared that he had set- 
tled the question of St. Paul's religious persuasion to his 
own satisfaction, and that ho "was not responsible for tlie 
ignorance of Episcopalians." His entire address was mark- 
ed by friendly banter and he paid highest tribute on tlis 
part of the citizens to the faith, earnestness of purpose 
and success of Bishop Darst's endeavors in the diocesf^ oi! 
ICast Carolina. 

Rev. J. A. Sullivan, who was introduced by Mr. Townes 
as "rector" of Calvary Baptist church, declared that he had 
not expected a title would be conferred on him at the 
gathering. He urged a greater unison of purpose among 
the denominations and expressed the enthusiasm which he 
and members of his faith felt toward the great work of 
Bishop Darst and the diocese. 

High praise was paid to the condition of the diocese and 
the enterprise of the Men's Church club by Geo. C. Royall, 
a layman of Goldsboro, who congratulated the Wilmington 
club on taking the lead in the celebration of Bishop Darst's 
consecration and advocated the formation of men's clubs 
in every parish in the diocese similar to the local organi- 

Speaking lor the diocese of East Carolina, George B. 

Elliott, a member of the Men's Church Club, told how the 
diocese had taken on new life under the leadership of 
I'.ishop Darst and urged greater co-operation between the 
laity and the ministry. 

Dr. George Worth, missionary to China, was called upon 
to stand and received hearty applause. He was not on the 
Ei;eakers' program at his own request. 

Rev. Richard W. Hogue, former rector of St. James', but 
who has been away from Wilmington for 14 years, express- 
ed his pleasure at being able to attend the meeting, told 
of his admiration for Bishop Darst and congratulated the 
diocese on the leadership of such a man. 

Dr. W. H. Milton, rector of St. James', spoke for the 
clergy of the church in East Carolina. He told of the unity 
of the chu'-ch and declared his belief that Bishop Darst 
"has mar'.e good" and has really been a basl-rf of unity. 

"Our Bishop" was Mr. Townes' introduction of the guest 
of honor, the last speaker. Bishop Darst declared that he 
had so many things to say that it was hard for him to de- 
cide just what to say first. An expression of his apprecia- 
tion of the honor shown him by the gathering was followed 
by a tribute to the co-operation he has received from the 
various organizations and the members of the churches 
and the mmistry of the diocese. He declared that the ac- 
complishments of the diocese under his leadership have 
been due first to "reliance on the Lord" and secondly to the 
loyalty and co-operation of the people of the church 
throughout the whole of the seven years. He told of the 
addition of 17 members to the diocese during the past sev«n 
years bringing the number of ministers to 40. Twenty- 
three young men have come to him during that time, he 
said, with declarations of their intention to enter the min- 
istry. More than half of these, he said, have entered the 
rainistry and he has witnessed the confirmation of 2,600 
men, women and children since he was consecrated ris 
bishop of the diocese. 

The invocation was pronounced by the Rev. J. E. W. 
Cook. Major Harris, accompanied by Mrs. Waddell enter- 
tained the gathering with a number of vocal selections. 


Christmas in St. Stephens was one to be remembered. 
The church was elaborately decorated throughout, with 
artistic effect — wreaths, bamboo, holly, mistletoe and oth- 
ery greenery furnished a setting appropriate and beautiful 
for the services, the first Christmas services held here in 
a long time. The music was a feature with organ and 
violin accompaniment and special offertory solo. The Sun- 
day School celebration was held Tuesday after Christmas 
and Santa Claus and a pretty Christmas tree, a tall holly 
covered with berries, added to the delight of the children 
and the grown-ups as well. Everybody present received 
gifts of some sort, including candy, nuts and oranges, 
apples, toys, knives, dolls and other things in keeping with 
the gift-giving season. The generous entertainment was 
made possible by the gift of a box of toys and a liberal 
contribution in money sent by a Washington friend of Mr. 
and Mrs. Opie, as well as by local gifts. 

The two missions at Red Springs and Maxton rounded 
out the year with a good record, having paid up in full 
every obligation, for both genera] and diocesan objects and 
for current expenses, in addition to raising a goodly sum 
for Russian Relief and other causes. 

The Rev. Richard W. Hogue, executive secretary of the 
Church League for Industrial Democracy, was a recent vis- 
itor to Wilmington, where he made a number of addresses 
on the subject that is nearest his heart,— that of justice 
and a larger, opportunity for the working-man. Mr. Hogue 
was for several years rector of St. James' Church, Wil- 



The Reotor of St. Marys Presents Summary of Work to 

(By George B. Lay, Special Correspondent.) 
On New Years Day, the Rev. Francis J. H. Cotfin, rec- 
tor of St. Mary's Episcopal church, of this City, presented 
to his congregation a summary of the work done and the 
growth of the parish here since he took charge in 1919 
with the exception of that year, which was broken up, the 
report was carried up to December, 1920, and an outline of 
this past year's expenses and growth was also given. The 
summary showed an enormous but healthy increase in the 
amount of money raised for all purposes, the number oi 
communicants, baptisms, confirmations and Sunday School 

The following table will be of vital interest to Eastern 
North Carolina churchmen, as St. Mary's record carries a 
challenge to every church in this diocese and, in fact, 
the state. The record follows: 

1918 1920 1921 

Parish Fund $4,900 $4,202 . 81 Not tabulated 

Other Funds 84-2 4,673.93 Not tabulated 

Total Funds $5,783 $8,876 . 84 Not tabulated 

Communicants 160 200 230 

Baptisms 8 14 26 

Confirmations 7 10 22 

Sunday School enrollment 93 (?) 164 

The expenses for the parish and outside expenses for 
1921 will not vary many dollars from 1920. The outside 
expenses are, in fact, higher, but tabulations will not be 
completed for a few weeks yet. Parish expenses were cut 
in 1920 by 500 per cent over those in 1918. The unique 
feature of the tabulation, when considering money matters 
is the jump in outside expenses, which includes foreign 
missions and other worthy causes, of from $842 in 1918, 
to $4,673.93 in 1920. 

Since 1920, the amount of outside expenses has increased 
along with the growth in the rest of the church. The in- 
crease in numbers of communicants and Sunday School 
pupils is wonderful and the larger number of baptisms 
and confirmations is a criterion of safe, sound, healthy 
incentive to growth. This composes the record of the 
present rector, aided by his many admirers and friends 
among his loyal congregation. 

The statistics on the work of the church here in the 
past few years is first in importance but the activities ol 
the church here show where the vital interest is coming 
from that makes such fine results possible. In the interest 
taken by the men of the parish in its welfare due credit 
must be given to the Men's Bible Class, led by George Ver- 
non Cowper, lawyer and ex-member of the State Legisla 
ture, the work of George E. Haskett, leader of the Boy's 
Junior Class and others. St. Mary's, as a result of such 
fine leadership, is not a women's parish by any means. In 
fact, attendance at this parish is in favor of the men if in 
any one sex. The men are vitally interested and want to 
serve. The necessities to hold them in this commendable 
state are ever present. 

On Sunday, December 4, G. V. Cowper invited the men's 
classes of the other Bible Classes of the City to join his 
class for that Sunday. As a result over 75 men heard Mr. 
C< wper on that Sunday. 

.lust prior to Christmas a beautiful Bible was presented 
to the church by the men of the parish. This Bible, con- 
secrated on Christmas Day, was placed in use as a lectern 
Bible and was bound in Turkey Red Morocco, with the fol- 
lowing inscription stamped on the cover, "Presented to St. 
Mary's Church by the men of the parish, Christmas, 1921." 

On November 27, the Mission of the Church, a beautiful 

pageant, was given in the church at the evening service, 
which was quite well attended. The following took part 
as the three principal speakers in the centennial mission: 
Word of God, the Rev. Francis J. H. Coffin; Voice of Di- 
vine Mediation, J. W. Carey; and Appeal of the Human 
Spirit, Creorge B. Lay. A large number of others made up 
the cast. 

Bishop Thomas C. Darst preached here on December 18, 
an event that is always welcome to Kinstonians regardless 
of denomination. The church was packed as usual. 

Miss Venetia Cox made a splendid address on her work 
in the Hankow district in China, on New Year's Day, at 
the evening service. She is spending her vacation at her 
home near here, at Winterville, Pitt county, and will re- 
turn to take up her studies at Ithaca, New York. Slie Is 
spending" lier furlough in study at Cornell University, pend- 
ing a return to her China mission field work, following five 
years abroad. 

The Men's Corporate Communion was held here on No- 
vember 27th and was a complete success, this being the 
first time in the history of the parish here. A large num- 
ber attended. 

The last payment of the Nation Wide Campaign will be 
in the hands of the treasurer of the diocese before publica- 
tion of this article, it is expected, the pledges in 1921 com- 
ing to the same amount as in the first year of the cam- 
paign, in spite of the depressed business conditions in Kiu- 
ston and the nation over. The 1922 pledge cards have been 
distributed and the same amount is pledged and will be rais- 
ed, more easily this year it is expected. $3,200 is the 
amount of the Nation Wide pledges for each of the three 
years here. 


Norfolk, Va., November 28, 1921. 

With deep sorrow announcement is made of the death 
of Captain Matthias Manly, Treasurer of this Company and 
its predecessors in title since the year 1905. 

Starting out early to fight life's battle, he was captain in 
the Confiderate Army at the age of seventeen, was wound- 
ed at the battle of Chancellorsville and later made a pris- 
oner of war at Johnson's Island. 

Returning to his native State of North Carolina after the 
war he at one time served as postmaster at New Bern and 
then as Mayor of that city. He was Treasurer of the 
Atlantic & North Carolina Railroad Company, which, by 
lease, has since become a part of the Norfolk Southern 

Of distinguished appearance, possessing a cnarm of 
courtly manner now so rarely seen, kindly and considerate 
of others, unselfish in his devotion to duty, a gentleman 
always, his passing means the loss of a most valued officer 
and a friend whose sympathetic interest readily responded 
to every call. 

G. O. LOYALL, President. 

Miss Mabel Lee Cooper, who spent some time in the 
Diocese last year, conducting Sunday School institutes, 
is available for addresses and conferences in East Caro- 
lina during the month of February, according to a state- 
ment sent to the clergy by Rev. George W. Lay. Miss 
Cooper is eniiiloyed as a part time Field Worker under the 
executive committee of the Board of Religious Education 
of the Province of Sewanee. STie is an expert in education, 
I)articnlarly religious education. 

Lebanon Chapel on Wrightsville Sound has recently un- 
dergone extensive repairs. This historic place of worship 
has been much improved, and the congregation there i3 
very active. 


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Plymouth, N. C. 


The management of the Mission Herald greatly appre- 
ciates the work of its correspondents, and our desiie is 
that the tribe will multiply. But the observance of a few 
simple rules will greatly assist us in the editing of the 

1. Write only on one side of the paper. 

2. Leave the writing of headlines to the editor. Leave 
a space of several inches at top of sheet for headlines. 

3. Use typewriter wherever possible, double-spacing the 
lines. If you haven't a tjpewi'iter, however, do nuc let 
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The incident of the visit of the Wise Men to the birth- 
place of our Lord helps to prevent a too narrow apprecia- 
tion of that birth. If the philosophy of religious history 
and the divine preparation of Israel caused the selection 
of Bethlehem as the birthplace of Jesus, that did not mean 
that He came to the Jews only, but to all people. The 
wise men coming from widely separated places of civiliza- 
tion, did not bring their gifts to the new-born son of a 
reigning ruler, — as the Queen of Sheba might have come, 
bringing gifts to an heir of Solomon. They were led by 
an irresistible light to the birthplace of one whose birth 
had meaning for all men and for all civilizations. The 
Year of the Lord was marked on other calendars than that 
of the Jews. The presence of the Wise Men at the cradle 
of Christianity is but a striking item in the testimony of 
all history and all religion to Him. It is the heart and 


The managing editor of The Churchman, the Rev. Guy 
Emery Shipler, recently made a visit to the Virginia Semi- 
nary. He was so enthusiastic about it that he went back 
10 New York and wrote quite a nice piece for his paper 
about the old Seminary. We believe that the readers of 
th ; Mission l-ierald will share the enthusiasm of the writer, 
so we asked Mr. Shipler to let us reproduce the "piece". 
He gave his consent, and wg are publishing it this mouth. 
in view of the fact that most of the East Carolina clergy 
are educated at that Seminary, our readers will doubtless 
be much interested in the many evidences of growth and 
fineness which Mr. Shipler finds there. And unlike some 
Seminaries, it still seems to have "its future before it,'"-— 
quite an heartening thing these days. T. P., Jr. 


The Mission Herald records this month the passing of 
a number of women whose lives have meant much to 
Church and Home in East Carolina. Of this number theie 
are two women whose lives have illustrated in a remark- 
able degree all that we hold to be finest and best. These 
two wcmen, Mary Cowan James and Maria Louisa Drane, 
though "having gifts differing according to the grace thai 
was given them," were, of a mold and temper that proved 
the divine capacity of humanity. As one thinks of Mrs. 
James she is likened to Anna, "which departed not from 
the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night 
and day.' She served her Church with a zeal that was 
marked by spiritual insight and v^hole-hearted devotion. 
As one thinks of Mrs. Drane one thinks of the perfection 
of wife-hood and mother-hood. Her devotion to the Church 
was not subordinated to the demands of her home, but it 
found beautiful expression in the influence of her home, 
the training of her children^ and the radiant inspiration 
she gave to her husband. Both were rarely gifted servants 
of God. Both were the truest representatives of the flower 
of southern culture. Their deaths have created an aching 
void. But please God, their lives have been gloriously 
worth-while. T. P., Jr. 


The "god of things as they are" is a widely worshipped 
deity. He would block all progress in Church and State. 
He would crystalize all social institutions. He would freeze 
present day manners and customs. He hates change. 

But every now and then, there arise heretics who wander 
off after false gods — gods who would change things. Mar- 
tin Luther did it. S'a did, Knox, Cranmer, Wesley and 
Alexander Campbell. These men by their very disloyalty 
to existing Conditions changed the character of history for 
the better. 

However, their followers have in large numbers gone 
back to the worship of the old gods. When the drift was 
from the Church of England and her daughter Churches 
to those who considered her decadent and heretical, the 
status quo was a horrible thing. To-day, when the shoe 
is on the other foot, ano the tide seems to have turned, 
the status quo is sacred. 

But it is no more sacred today than it has ever been. 
The revolts against the evils in the Church, have cleansed 
the Church of those evils, and cleansed, she will continue, 
to draw the children she had lost back within her fold. 

A. R. P. 

The Rev. Frank D. Dean, of Wilmington, recently con- 
ducted a preaching mission at Calvary Church, Warsaw. 


Personal Items. 

The Rev. Frank D. Deau, now city chaplain of the city 
of Wilmington, has recently been re-appointed orator lor 
Sudan Temple of the Mystic Shrine, at a recent meeting of 
shriners in New Bern. Mr. Dean is one of the most popular 
Masonic officials in the State. At the same meeting Mr. 
John H. Anderson, of Fayetteville, a fine layman, was made 
Illustrious Potentate of Sudan Temple. 

The Rev. A. R. Parshley, Rector of St. Paul's Church, 
Clinton, has recently declined a call to become Rector of 
St. Timothy's Church, Wilson. The vestry and congrega- 
tion of St. Paul's Church urged Mr. Parshley to stay in 
Clinton, and he was prompted to do so by the many evi- 
dences of their appreciation of his services. A further 
reason for Mr. Parshley's declination was the fact that a 
number of boys had been put under his care by the school 
authorities of Clinton. 

The following item in "Church Bells", a paper published 
by St. Paul's Church, Augusta, Ga., will be of interest: "S't. 
Paul's has had the privilege of hearing many distinguished 
clergy and Bishops, but none with more genuine pleasure 
than was occasioned by the recent visit of Bishop Darst. 
Bishop Darst is one who has survived the severe test of 
elevation to the Episcopate and remained thoroughly hu- 
man. His charming personality made for him many 
friends, and his two wonderful sermons gave us all fresh 
courage and something to think about. He cannot come 
again too soon." 

The Rev. John L. Saunders, who since his acceptance of 
the work in Gates and Hertford counties has been living 
in Portsmouth, Va., has taken up his residence in Winton. 

A fine daughter came as a Christmas present in St. Mary's 
rectory, Kinston. The congratulations of the Diocese are 
extended the parents, Rev. and Mrs. F. J. H. Coffin. 

A purse has been sent from his admirers in Wilmington 
to the Rev. P. Gavin Duffy, of the society of the Divine 
Compassion, New Vork. Father Duffy has been seriously 
ill during the past several months. Last year he conducted 
a mission in St. Paul's Church, Wilmington, and made 
many friends. 

The news that the Rev. T. F. Opie has declined the call 
recently extended liim by St. David's Church, Clieraw, S. 
C, will be received with much pleasure in the Diocese. 

Bishop Darst has been invited to hold noon day services 
during Holy Week at the Garrick theater.Philadelphia. This 
is the fourth time that Bishop Darst has been honored with 
this request. 

Bishop Darst has accepted an invitation to hold a preach- 
ing Mission at St. Michael's Church, Bristol, R. I., early in 
the year. 


Those paying one dollar: Mrs. C. H. BasCom, R. B. Mar- 
tin, Miss Essie Mason, J. S. Schenck, Mrs. .J. W. Charles, 
Mrs. Mary Hinsdale, Mrs. P. T. Anthony, J. M. James, 
W. H. Brown, Mrs. J. Hicks Bunting, Mrs. H. G. Bu'-ton, 
Mrs. C. B. Moore, Dr. R. H. Lewis, Mrs. W. V. VonGimme- 
gan_ Mrs. H. H. Watters, Mrs. Clayton Moore. Total ?16.00 

Those paying more than one dollar: Mrs. Samuel Wat- 
kins $2.00; Mrs. M. Wendell $2.00; Mrs. James T. Exum 
$2.00; Miss Martha Jackson $2.00; Mrs. J. D. Traylor $2.00. 

Grand total $24.00. Total $8.00. 


Executive Council Considers 1922 Budget. 

(By Theodore Partrick, Jr.) 

That the Church in the Diocese of East Carolina has had 
a good year, in spite of adverse financial circumstances, 
was disclosed at a meeting of the Bishop and Executive 
Council on January 12 in the diocesan headquarters in the 
Southern building, Wilmington. This meeting, called by the 
Rt. Rev. Thos. C. Darst, Bishop of the Diocese, to consider 
reports of the work of the Church for thei year just closed 
and to fix a budget for the year 1922, had both a morning 
and afternoon session. 

Bishop Darst presided over the deliberations of the Coun- 
cil. The Rev. W. R. Noe, executive secretary of the Dio- 
cese, acted as secretary. The report of the diocesan tr-ias- 
urer_ Mr. Thomas D. Meares, and the report of the Execu- 
tive Secretary were used as the basi.-_; of discussion. Both 
reports, summarizing as they did .he administrative affairs 
of the Diocese, indicated the suedes.:, and failures of the 
past year and the possibilities of the present. Both re- 
fons reflected somewliat the unfavorable conditions of 
i;)21; both found cause for encouragement. 

The Church, beginning the third year of its Nation Wide 
Campaign, is having to face the discouragements that have 
beein general in all such undertakings. Yet the Council 
in session yesterday voted to assure the General Church 
of lis intention to pay in the year 1922 the full amount of 
its pledge. It was a generous action, in view of the fact 
that there may have to be ooma i^urtailment in local work 
The Executive Secretary reported a slight decrease in 
pledges for the year 1922, and there was full discussion of 
the necessary economies of administration for the year. 

The Church in the Diocese took a forward step two years 
ago when it established a minimum salary of $1800 and 
rectory for the married clergy. This generous action has 
been a costly, if beneficent undertaking, and it was feared 
that there might have to be a retreat from this position. 
But the Council determined to maintain it, with only a few 
necessary adjustments. This will mean that the mission- 
ary clergy will be guaranteed a "living wage", and that 
the Diocese will be able to retain the services of the fine 
men who are now manning the field. It is regarded as a 
matter of fine missionary policy as well as one of simple 
justice for the clergy. 

One important matter taken up by the Council was the 
decision to call for a "self denial offering" during the Len- 
ten season from every member of the Church. This of- 
fering will be made each week during Lent, and presented 
at the Easter service. It is proposed to use this offering to 
supplement the pledges for missions and church extension. 
A diocesan-wide campaign will be made in an effort to 
arouse interest and support of the offering. 

The members of the Council were entertained at a lunch- 
eon in the Orton hotel, Bishop Darst acting as host. Mrs. 
Darst and Mrs. A. M. Waddell were guests. 

The members of the Council present included Bishop 
Darst, Rev. Messrs. W. H. Milton, of S't. James, Wilming- 
ton; Stephen Gardner, of Washington; Arclrer Boogher, 
of Fayetteville; George W. Lay, Beaufort; Howard Alli- 
good, Grifton; Joseph N. Bynum, Belhaven; W. R. Noe, 
Wilmington; Messrs. G. V. Cowper, Kinston; T. B. Smith, 
Clinton; George B. Elliott, Wilmington; B. R. Huske, Fay- 
etteville; and Mrs. W. D. MacMillan, Jr., of Wilmington. 
The Rev. Theodore Partrick, Jr., of Plymouth, editor of the 
Mission Herald, was also present. 

At a recent meeting of the "Young People's S'ociety," of 
Epiphany Church, Washington, D. C. an address was made 
by Hon. Hallet Ward, Member of Congress from the first 
N. C. district. 



The Bishop's Letter. 

On Sunday, Decembei- the louitli, 1 preached and Cele- 
brated Holy Communion in Christ Church, Elizabeth City, 
at 11 a. m. 

In the afternoon, between showers, Mr. Hill and 1 drove 
to Camden over a somewhat moist road, where 1 preached 
in bi. Joseph's Church at 3:30. 

At night I preached and confirmed four persons, pre- 
sented by the Rector, Rev. George F. Hill, in Christ Church, 
Elizabeth City. 

On Monday^ the filtli, I spent two or three pleasant hours 
with the editor of the Mission Herald and his family in 
Plymouth, going on to Williamston in time to attend a 
congiegational meeting of the Church of the Advent in the 
l^ansh House that night. 

On Tuesday evening, the sixth, I preached in the Church 
of The Advent, Williamston. 

On Wednesday evening, the seventh, I preached and 
confirmed six persons, piesented by the Priest in Charge, 
Re»'. W. B. Clark, in St. Martins Church, Hamilton. 

On Thursday and Friday evenings, the eighth and ninth, 
1 preaclied in the Church of the Advent, Williamston, con- 
Inming seven persons, presented by the Rev. W. B. Clark 
at the Friday evening service. 

I enjo>ed rnyi few days with the hospitable people ot 
Martm county very much, and was able to rest up a bit 
a ter the strenuous November work. 

On Sunday, the eleventh, 1 preached and celebrated Holy 
Communion in St. Paul's Church, Edenton, at 11 a. m. 

In the afternoon, accompanied by Dr. Drane and other 
friends, I went to Mege, in Chowan County, where I 
pleached in the Woodmen's Hall at 3:30. 

At night I preached and confirmed seven persons, pre- 
sented by Dr. Drane, in St. Paul's Church, Edenton. 

On Monday, the twelfth, I went on to New York where 1 
attended a meeting of the Nation-Wide Campaign Depart- 
ment on Tuesday and was also present at the meeting oi 
the Presiding Bishop and Council on Wednesday. 

On Sunday, the eighteenth, at 11 a. m., I preached and 
confirmed five persons, presented by the rector Rev. F. J. 
H. Coffin, in St. Mary's Church, Kinston. 

On Sunday night I preached and confirmed five persons, 
presented by the rector, Rev. D. G. MacKinnon, S. T. D., 
in Christ Church, New Bern. 

On Monday evening, the nineteenth, I preached and con- 
conflrmd twelve persons presented by the rector. Rev. 
Stephen Gardner, in St. Peter's Church, Washington. This 
v/as the tivird class presented by Mr. Gardner during the 
year, making a total of forty-two persons confirmed in St. 
Peter's in 1921. 

On the afternoon of the twenty-first, accompanied by 
the Rev. A. R. Parshley, Mr. J. M. Lord and others, I visited 
Pineland School, Salemburg, Sampson County, and made 
an address. This was my second visit to this fine school, 
and I was much impressed by the really remarkable work 
being done there by the Rev. and Mrs. Jones and their 
excellent staff of teachers. 

On the night of the twenty-first, I preached, and confirm- 
ed ten persons, presented by the lector. Rev. A. R. Parsh- 
ley, in St. Paul's, Clinton. 

The work in this parish has taken on new life under the 
leadership of the present rector, and I found that, not 
only his own people, but the citizens of the town generally, 
were rejoicing that he had not accepted the recent flatter- 
ing call to S't. Timothy's Church, Wilson. 

I returned to Wilmington on the twenty-second, and 
managed to get a large amount of accumulated mail an- 
swered by Christmas Eve. 

When I returned from Morning Service on Christmas 
Day, I found a telegram conveying the sad news of the 
death of Mrs. Robert Brent Drane. She was truly one 
of God's noble women and her passing from us has brought 

genuine grief in the hearts of the many men and women 
and children who were privileged to know her. 

The heart of the Diocese goes out in loving sympathy to 
her husband, the beloved Rector of St. Paul's, Edenton, 
and her children who "rise up and call her blessed." 

The memory of her sweet, gentle life, her quiet, loving, 
personality will abide with us through the years, and, 
please God we will be better men and women because of 
the "beauty of holiness" tliat she so simply and uncon- 
sciously portrayed when she was with us. 

On Thursday, the twenty-ninth, I officiated at the fun- 
eial of an old friend and former parishioner, Mrs. Mary 
V. Hyman, in St. Martin's Church, Hamilton. 

On Friday, the thirtieth, 1 assisted in the funeral services 
of Mrs. Mary Cowan James in St. John's Church, Wilming- 
ton. Other clergy present and taking part in the service 
were Rev. William E. Cox, of Richmond, "Va., and P».ev. 
Robert E. Gribben, of Winston-Salem, former rectors of 
St. John's, Rev. Messrs. W. H. Milton, D.D., Frank S. Dean, 
M.D., Alexander Miller, J. E. W. Cook and Harvey A. Cox. 

Dr. Milton's "Appreciation" of Mrs. James, published in 
this issue of the Mission Herald is fine and beautiful aJtid 
true, and I can add only this, that her lite of consecrated 
service, her loyalty and devotion to the Church, her tire- 
less energy in good works, has been an inspiration to aii 
of i;s who have been privileged to know her. For the life 
and ministry of this true and faithful servant of God, we 
thank Him, who is the Giver of every good and perfect gift, 
and we pray that the memory of lier splendid life may in- 
spire many women in this Diocese to carry on with finer 
faith and warmer love the work tliat has been intrusted to 
their hands. 

We have come to the beginning of another year. 1921 
with its mistakes and triumphs — its joys and sorrows has 
passed on to join the great company of years that have 
gone before. 

We have turned a new page, a fresh and fair and beau- 
tiful page and God grant that we may write some thing 
worth while thereon. The old page that we have just 
finished was not very beautiful to look upon when we 
turned it over and hid it from view a few days ago. It 
had blots on it, records of selfishness and indifference — 
much about ourselves, little about God and his service — 
many criticisms of our feliow men — few words of praise 
for them. And yet there were a few records there that 
stood for unselfishness and sacrific and loyalty to truth, 
and of these records we are not ashamed; our only shame 
being that there were not more of them. 

Shall we not write a finer record for 1922? S'hall we 
not so love and labor and follow the mounting paths of 
service, that we will be able to look back with less shame 
and regret, when, through the frost and fruitage of the 
year, we come to another mile-stone in the great highway 
of life. 

Praying that God's richest blessings may rest upon the 
Diocese, and upon every member of the same during the 
coming year, I am , with loving greetings to all of my 
dear people, affectionately. 

Your friend and Bishop, 



1. Institution of the Rev. Alexander Miller, Rector of 
St. Paul's Church, Wilmington. 

6. Celebration of my seventh anniversary as Bishop of 
East Carolina in St. James' Church, Wilmington. 

8. Church of The Good Shepherd, Wilmington. 

12. Meeting of the Bishop and Executive Council, Wil- 

15. S't. Phillip, Sunset Park, 11 a. m.; Church of the 
Ascension, Wilmington, 8 p. m. 

22-23— Chapel of The Cross, Chapel Hill. 

29. Holy Trinity, Hertford, a. m. and p. m. 




Three Churches in this Group Have Had Good Year. 

During the Advent season congregational meetings were 
held Jn Grace Church, Plymouth; Christ Church, Creswell; 
and St. Andrew's Church, Columbia. The Rector, Rev. 
Theodore Partrick, Jr., gave a summary of the year's work 
at each meeting, in each instance stating that there was 
much cause for encouragement. The 1922 budgets were 
fixed and accepted. 

The Church School of St. Andrews' Church, under the 
leadership of Mrs. W. S'. Carawan, gave a Christmas enter- 
tainment on December 2Sth, whicla was well rendered and 
largely attended. 

The young people of Christ Church, in old St. David's 
parish, have recently effected an organization of the Young 
People's Service League, with Miss Mary Stuart Riddick 
as president. Impetus was given the organization by a 
recent visit to this Church of Miss Rena Harding, of Wash- 

The Christmas services at Grace Church were much en- 
joyed, in spite of fhe facVthat the weather was extremely 
unfavorable. The first service, an early communion, was 
attended by a large number of the communicants of the 
Church. The music at the eleven o'clock service was beau- 
tifully rendered, under the leadership of Mesdames Theo- 
dore Partrick, .Jr., and Elmore Blount. A service in the 
afternoon was featured by the singing of the Junior choir. 

The Church schools of both Grace and Christ Churches 
gave Christmas parties for the children. In Plymouth the 
candy for the party was donated by Mr. Johnson Ward, 
of New York city. Mr. Ward a former parishioner of this 
parish, remembers the children in this way each year. 

On Sunday night, January 8th, the members of the 
Knights of Pythias lodge in Plymouth attended the ser 
vices at Grace Church in a body. The Rector, who is a 
member of this fraternity, preached a special sermon to 
the Pythians. 

One of the 1922 undertakings of Grace Church, Plymouth 
will be the building of a rectory. Some funds are already 
in hand, and the members of the Church are anxious to 
begin work on this project. 

At the congregational meeting of Grace Church in De- 
cember the following men were elected as vestrymen: 
Messrs. R. A. Williford, Clyde Cahoon, Nathan Tucker, 
John Leggett, W. R. Hampton, L. S. Landing, J. B. Plaugher, 
and Dr. W. H. Ward. The vestry was organized by the 
appointment of Dr. W. H. Ward as Senior Warden; W. R. 
Hampton as Junior Warden; J. S. Flaugher as secretary, 
and Clyde Cahoon as treasurer. 


Beaufort, N. C, December 24th, 1921. 
To the Editor of the Mission Herald. 

Dear Sir: — I am sure that every one will agree with your 
Editorial Writer in your December issue on the importance 
of truth and accuracy. But unfortunately he makes one 
serious misstatement of great practical importance when 
he states that 'Only those who have received the commun- 
ion within the last three years are communicants." If he 
had said "are to be reported as communicants," he would 
have been correct. 

We need to distinguish carefully between those who are 
enrolled as communicants on our Parish Registers and 
those who are reported for statistical purposes. One who 
has been admitted to communion and has actually partaken 
thereof has acquired a legal status involving certain rights 
and privileges. He does not lose these by his failure to 
exercise them for three years or even for ten, and he can- 
not be deprived of his status except by formal action for a 

specified cause, and neglect of his privilege, however re- 
grettable, does not in ecclesiastical law, constitute such 

The sirength of a parish, and in general the assess- 
ments and apportionments, are based upon the number of 
communicants who have received within three year's as a 
bettor index than the number who have been entered on 
the Parish Register, Which might include many who are 
no longer faithful to their duty and privilege, but who have 
given no cause which would warrant the Rector in officially 
removing their names therefrom. 

It is to be hoped that the Chancellor will give a state- 
ment as to the above and several other points with regard 
to "Communicants". In the absence of such authorita- 
tive information I venture to offer this contribution to- 
wards accuracy in "Statistics.'' 


A letter from the Rev. E. X. Joiner, a venerable and 
highly respected prie t of the Church, conveys the infor- 
maticn that he has recently moved from Edgemont to Dal- 
las, N. C. His work among the "plain people of the hills' 
'n Aveiy County has been very effective. 

Diocesan News. 


An educational conference, for the training of mission 
study leaders, is to be held in Christ Church, Elizabeth 
City, on January 2',ir(\, and 24th, according to a statement 
issued by Mrs. Richard Williams, president of the^ Convo- 
(.'ation of Edenton. Among the prominent speakers on 
the program is Miss Laura Boyer, assistant educational 
secretary of the Church Missions House. Parishes and 
missions have been urged to send delegates to this confer- 

The Church Attendance campaign, held in the Wilming- 
ton Churches during Advent, was quite a success. From 
each Church reports come in of largely increased atten- 
dance at all of the services. Much of the success was due 
to the fine work of Mr. Frank C. Du Moulin, traveling field 
secretary of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew. 

Troop No. 1 Girls Scouts, of S't. Paul's Church, Wilming- 
ton, has given over $30.00 to charitable work in the citiy^ of 
Wilmington during the past year, in addition to their other 
activities. Mrs. W. R. Noe is captain of this live troop of 
7.T members. 

The Rev. Alexander Miller was installed as Rector of 
St. Paul's Church, Wilmington, on Sunday January ls1 
by Bishop Darst, the installation service of the Church be- 
ing used. The Rev. W. R. Noe, executive secretary of the 
Diocese, and Rev. J. E. W. Cook, of the archdeaconry, were 
present at the service. Mr. Miller entered upon his duties 
as Rector of the parish on January 1st. 

The Diocesan treasurer's books for the year 1921 were 
kept open until January Sth, in order that belated i)ayments 
on the 1921 pledges might be properly credited. The final 
statement of the 1921 payments on the N. W. C, will be 
luiblished in the February Mission Herald. 

During several Sundays in December the Rev. James E. 
W. Cook, of Wilmington, held services in the men's ward, 
women's ward and the Colored ward of the James Walker 
Memorial hospital. The singing of the choir of the Good 
Shepherd Church was a feature of the services. 






"None knew thee but to love thee, 
None named thee but to praise thee." 

Two years ago, a group of girls decided to organize an 
auxiliary in St. John's Parish that would take care of the 
girls who worked. Under the supervision of "Miss Mary," 
"Miss Lila" and Mr. Gribben such an auxiliary was organ- 
ized. During the formulative period the question of a name 
came up and some one suggested the name of "Mary 

Most of the girls had her as their Sunday School teacher 
and as their leader in the Junior Auxiliary — the period in 
which ideals and character are formed. She it was who 
planted in their souls the love of God and truth and was 
the living example of God's true womanhood. 
"This noble -ensample to her sheep she gaf 
That first she wroughte and arterwardg''tayghtd." 

Others there were who came into contact with her in the 
Sanctuary Guild and there they found her as always, serv- 
ing her God and mankind, holding aloft the torch of truth 
and honesty — a living example of what Christ would have 
us be. 

The rest of us knew her iii the Church as one who was 
devoted to good works and kindly deeds, performed so un- 
obstrusively that there is no record of them save in the 
Book of Remembrance and in the hearts of those who 
loved her. 

All of us, then, felt indebted to her for our noblest and 
best ideals, and when her name was suggested, with one 
accord we wanted it. We knew that she would realize how 
much we appreciated, esteemed and loved her. We deem- 
ed it our greatest privilege to be allowed to take her name. 

"She shall never be forgotten 
Never shall her memory fade 
Sweetest thoughts shall ever linger 
Round the grave where she is laid." 

As an organization we are young, but as we grow in 
years, may we so grow in strength and purpose that we 
may live up to the ideals that she has instilled in us and 
carry on her torch of truth and honesty. May we, the 
Auxiliary, so do, live and serve that we may be worthy 
of the name — "Mary James". 



The Annie C. Bragaw, Memorial Chapter^ Daughters of 
The King, of St. Peters Parish, Washington, Diocese of 
East Carolina, records with profound sorrow the entrance, 
into life eternal on November twenty-sixth, of one of its 
most faithful, valued Charter members, Miss Elizabeth Mut- 
ter Blount Hoyt. 

When the bell of St. Peters was tolled eighty-one times 
at her passing, it was as if it lovingly recorded the many 
years of faithful service in the Parish; few members have 
been more actively connected with the history of this 
Parish, both in the old St. Peters and in the present 

For thirty years she was organist; this service is not ex- 

ceeded in this Parish, except by her friend and Rector, the 
late Rev. Nathaniel Harding, for forty-three years the be- 
loved Rector of St. Peters. 

Her activities extended into every branch of the Church's 
woik, and all duties were performed "For His Sake." 

The key note of her beautiful character was loyalty, and 
especially was this shown in her work of The Daughters 
of The King. The faithful and loyal example of her good 
works will always stand as a memorial to her life in St. 
Peter's Parish. 



Called into the Beautiful Isle of Somewhere on Saturday, 
October Sth, 1921, David Braxton Simpson, a devoted mem- 
ber of Christ Church of Elizabeth City, N. C.^ an earnest 
worker in the Brotherhood of S't. Andrew, helping his fel- 
low man by his daily example of patience, gentleness and 
kindly speaking with Charity that uplifteth. The following 
lines fitted so well into his life: 

I would 
I would 
I would 
I would 
I would 
I would 
I would 
I would 


be true, for there are those who trust me; 
be pure, for there are those who care; 
be strong, for there is much to suffer; 
be brave, for there is much to dare; 
be friend of all — the poor, the friendless; 
be forgiving, and forget the gift; 
be humble, for I know my weakness; 
look up, and laugh, and love, and lift. 

— Howard Arnold Walter. 


Entered into rest, on December 29, 1921, in Wilmington, 
North Carolina, Mrs. Mary C. James, the revered and be- 
loved center of her family, the bulwark and corner stone 
of her dearly loved Church, the courageous champion of 
Truth, and the dearest and most sympathetic of friends; 
influencing for good all who came in contact, moulding 
character of the young, strengthening and building up the 
more advanced in that saving Faith, which has borne her 
through life and prepared her so well for the Inheritance of 
the Saints. Blessed for us that she has lived_ blessed for 
her that she has gone to her reward. "Blessed are the dead 
who die in the Lord; they rest from their labors and their 
works do follow them." 


Through the Grave and Gate of Death, unto a higher 
service in the Kingdom of her Lord, has entered the soul 
of Mary Cowan James, intrepid Leader, patient Guide, faith- 
ful Friend, ol each individual member of this our Woman's 
Auxiliary of St. John's Parish, Wilmington, N. C. 

Be it therefore Resolved, That we, while humbly yielding 
obedience to the blessed will of our Supreme Head and 
Captain of onr Salvation, do nevertheless mourn with ach- 
ing hearts, that loss which is irreparable; at the same time, 
trusting that the memory of her untiring zeal, unselfish 
sacrifice of every faculty of mind, soul and body, to duty, 
may urge us on to greater efforts in the cause of Christ's 
Kingdom on Earth, which was and is so dear to the great 
heart of our Saint Mary. 

Resolved also. That this resolution be incorporated into 
the minutes of our organization as a reminder of her in- 
spiring life. 




Entered into life eternal on December 24tli, 1921, in the 
sixty-second year ol her age, Mrs. Maria L-ouisa Drane, 
daughter ot Col. Tristrim L. Skinner and Eliza Harwoou 
Skinner^ wife of Robert B. Draue, D.U., rector of b'c. Paul s 
Parish, Edenton, JNorth Carolina. 

God has taken from us a helpful loving wife, a devoted 
mocher, a sincere, true iriend and, even more than these, 
a Christian woman who served God first, and stood ever 
ready in gentle, sweet service to those who needed help. 
Her presence was a benediction to those who sorrowed, her 
sympathy ever ready for those who rejoiced. Her example 
in faithful attendance on the services of her church and 
sincerity and earnestness in the worship of God will live, 
a shining monument to her memory in the hearts ol those 
who knew and loved her — a monument inscribed also with 
conscientious service to the community of Edenton in 
which she spent most of her life. 

it may be truly said of her: "Give her of the fruit of 
her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates." 

Mrs. Drane is survived by her husband, Robert Brent 
Drane, D.D., two brothers: Rev. F. N. Skinner of Martin's 
Point, South Carolina; Mr. T. L. Skinner of Greenville, 
Mississippi; a sister^ Miss M. F. Skinner of Edenton, North 
Carolina; three sons. Brent S. Drane, of Charlotte, North 
Carolina; Robert Drane, M.D., of Savannah, Georgia; Rev. 
Frederick B. Drane, Archdeacon of the Yukon, Fort Yukon, 
Alaska; three daughters, Mrs. J. Cheshire Webb, Jr., or 
Hillsboro, North Carolina; MiSs Katharine P. Drane, and 
Miss Marian Drane, of Edenton, and five grandchildren. 


Died at her home in Edenton, N. C, December 25, 1921, 
Mrs. Elizabeth Brozier Creecy Winston, daughter of Col. 
Richard Benbury Creecy, and widow of Duncan Cameron 

Her early married life was spent in Windsor, N. C, 
where she was an earnest worker in St. Thomas' Church 
which she loved, and following in the footsteps of the Di- 
vine example, went about doing good. Thus she won for 
herself friends in all walks of life, who loved her living, 
and cherish her memory now that she lias gone from us. 

In her widowhood she gave the best that was in her 
to rear and fit her children and grandson for good and use- 
ful citizens, and the good God, to whom she looked for 
strength and guidance, heard her prayers and abundantly 
crowned her efforts with success. 

She was a woman of strong personality, a staunch friend, 
faithful mother, an humble Christian. 

Her last illness, though brief, was fraught with suffering, 
and as the Christmas bells were chiming to herald the 
birth of the Prince of Peace, her pure, weary spirit winged 
its flight, 

"She had 
Another morn than ours." 

Dear Jesus, bless her. May she rest in peace. 



On the evening of November the 6th, and in her eighty 
second year, Mrs. Julia Shavender died at the home of her 
son near Pantego, N. C. A personality of gentleness, hu- 
mility and peace; a consecrated Christian character ever 
manifesting love, she leaves a vacant place in the com- 
munity and St. James' Church, Belhaven, that cannot be 
filled. Her devotion and loyalty to her Church and rector 
were such that ever inspired Christian living and led many 
into the kingdom of God. May many of us be moved to fol- 
low her blessed example, who, having finished her course 
in faith now rests "from her labours." J. N. B. 

To the Editor of the xMission iieiaid 
i-lymouth, N. C. 

Dear Sir: My personal letter to Dr. Lay thanking him 
for his fine paper in the November "Herald ' under the 
above caption would ordinarily have been enough from me; 
but since your publication ol the comment upon this paper 
by the Rev. S. N. Grithtn, Piiest-in-Charge of fe't. John the 
Evangelists' Church, Edenion, i leel that as Dean of the 
Coloied convocation I should proher a lew words further 
lor tear that Mr. Griifith's state ol mind may be viewed 
by many as reflecting that of the colored people generally. 

The writer says that he is "beginning to think that the 
Diocese is pertectly satisfied with the amount of colored 
work that it has. Is the Diocese really satisfied, and u 
not, why does hhe not speak of enlarging this woi'i?" If 
the Bishop is piopeily viewed as the oiflcial spokesman 
of the Diocese, the following words from his last Coanc'ii 
Address must be a sufficient reply to that statement: 
"Neither the coloied Clergy nor myself are satisfied with 
the progress that has been made m secuirng men and wo- 
men for Confirmation or with the small amount of Church 
Extension that has been carried lorwaid in the Diocese. 

Again he states in the same address cited above, "In my 
judgment the Colored work will really never grow and 
develop as a truly useful and helpful lactor in the Diocese 
until we can open Missions and Schools in practically 
every town and village in the Diocese and provide ade- 
quate support lor the same." 

Again the writer says "the Bishop ought to be our Bishop 
and yet he seems not to be our Bishop." Every Colored 
Priest and Congregation knows better. The Bishop's in- 
terest and sympathy have slackened in no least degree 
since Bishop Delaney has been making visitations in East 
Carolina. He is as easy to approach and as ready to hear 
as ever. His large treatment of the Colored Work in Ad- 
dresses, showing the results of careful thinking says it. 
His presence in our Convocation lor whole days in this 
time of heavy episcopal burdens declares it. The hand of 
helpfulness to individual Priests and worthy local efforts 
asserts it. And further, the Dean has personal knowledge 
that at this very time the Bishop is considering a plan 
which, if carried out, will probably mean an advance for 
the Colored Work all along the line. 

Can it be said that "wanton neglect" has characterized 
the Diocesan attitute towards the Colored Work? The 
generous provision made by the N. W. C. denies it. Or, 
Could this charge be substantiated, would it be an explana- 
tion of any lack of increase in membership? 

How can the Diocese increase a local membership? 
This is a result to be achieved, not by waving a magic 
wand from a high place of authority, but by the steady 
and sometimes painful and prolonged travail in growth of 
the local unit of Diocesan life. On the other hand, the 
Diocese seems to possess a reasonable right to expect such 
increases, given the fields and these fields supplied with 
men on the job armed with fire Church's authority and the 
grace of leadership. 

Some of us have never felt the need of what the writer 
calls "inside information"; on the contrary we have some- 
times thought that it was the Diocese that needed "inside 
information" of the Colored Work as providing better 
ground for wise and sympathetic administration. For, it 
must be stated, that much of the complex matter presented 
to white congregations is unworkable among colored con- 
gregations without certain definite^ modifications. The 
character of these modifications the Departments cannot 
know. The determination of this must be left with the 
racial Clergj' working with their own people; all of which 
comes back to what I have preached in East Carolina for 
12 years; that the call of the hour in the colored field is 
for the genius of adaptation by which we shall prove our 



capacity to solve our own problems under the general but 
not the specific guidance of the Dei)artments. 

The chief thing the Church can do tor us is to equip us, 
man us, give us through the great Departments a ground- 
ing in and the guidance of the fundamentals and turn us 
loose with freedom in our own sphere to battle for the 
results with God's help and its sympathetic appreciation of 
our difficulties, difficulties all our own. The great Departs 
ments should not deny us the guidance of their experts who 
should come to us at stated times and help us to adjust the 
fundamentals to our own problems. 

As to the Fall N. W. C. Conferences, there could not 
possibly have been ignorance of their purpose where a 
working knowledge of the Campaign had been imbibed. 
There va.s no new movement nor anything new in either 
theory or practice; but rather, a serious Call to hear Dio- 
cesan spokesmen present the urgent need of meeting 
quotas in the face of an impending crisis, — spokesmen who 
carried their programs with them. If by some mischance 
these spokesmen, who were heard in colored churches ev- 
ery wJiere else where Conferences were held, were not 
heard at St. John's, it is to be regretted; but, granting 
that there was ignorance of what the Campaign is and 
what it is for alter enjoying its benefits for two years, one 
feels sure that any colored Priest dwelling with his own 
people 36.5 days in the year, thinking continually in terms 
o: their life must have known something to tell them 
without waiting for instructions from Higher Up. And 
further, one considers it unthinkable that any one with 
the missionary spirit could be unwilling to forego home 
comforts or any other mere comforts for the joy of servic'e 
in the Kingdom in a day when the Church's noblest and 
best are wearing themselves out spending and being spent 
for the Greater Glory of God. 

One does not wish to think that Brother Griffith could 
be guilty of impugning the manifest spirit of the Diocese, 
but does not the nearness with which he comes to doing 
so bring home to our minds the great need at this time in 
the Colored Field of an Agent of the Bishop and Execu- 
tive Council to live in touch with that Field. One who 
could enter the several Churches, not to lord it over God's 
heritage, but with authority to interpret the mind and pur- 
pose of the Church as regards her colored children and 
to become a student in detail of those modifications of the 
programs of the great Departments which are essential, 
if they are to find a point of contact with the real needs 
of the Colored Work. 


Colored Convocation. 


There has been much amusement over the Chinese lan- 
guage lesson reported by Miss V'iolet Hughes in The Spirit 
of Missions last September. 

"Quite early in the term we began committing to mem- 
ory, sentence by sentence, a thrilling stroy of an old wo- 
man in Shansi whose only son was eaten by a tiger. She 
appealed to the district magistrate and was awarded the 
tiger as a means of support. The story Came in thirty-eight 
installments and extended over several months." 


Mr. Burgess Galther Writes Entertainingly of His Expe- 

(By Rev. Burgess Wood Gaither.) 


The special Centennial offerings already exceed $40,000, 
received not only from this country but from our Church 
in Florence, in Tokyo, Japan, and in Shanghai, China, 
where the congregation of the Church of Our Saviour pre- 
sented to the bishop for the Centennial Fund a lot valued 
at $1,.500. The largest single offering received to date is 
that of $8,000 from the Church of the Epiphany, New York 
City. One of the objectives was the securing of one hun- 
service at home and abroad dred qualified missionaries for 
before Easter of 1922. Up to date seventy of these mis- 
sionaries have been secured and sent to the fields. 

(Editor's Note: The Rev. Burgess Wood Gaither, native 
of Hertford, N. C, and one of East Carolina's three mis- 
sionaries to Alaska, recently wrote Bishop Darst a long let- 
ter, telling of his Alaskan experiences. The letter is so 
entertaining and descriptive of the hardships encountered 
that we asked the Bishop to let us present it in serial form 
to Mission Herald readers.) 

(Continued from last issue.) 

Going back we_ did some good mushing, making over 
forty miles in one day of ten hours. I had been' away from 
Nell for two weeks. Maybe I wasn't glad to see her again! 
After a rest at Steel Creek we started for Eagle over a 
heavy trail. The first day we made thirty-two miles to . 
Liberty, a mail stop. The next day we went only ten miles 
to the Switchback, just as the trail begins the climb steep- 
ly to the summit of a great range. The next day we went 
across the summit and spent the night in another mall 
stop cabin down at the foot. There is a magnificent view 
from this summit, but a heavy snowstorm shut off most of 
it as we crossed. Yet the sun came out and clouds lifted 
v/hen we reached the summit and tor a few minutes Nell 
could take in a wonderful sight, even looking upon the 
peaks of mountains near our beloved Eagle. The snow was 
deep and drifts were heavy and the dogs had to work very 
hard that day. I would snowshoe a hundred yards or so 
then back and gee-pole the sled along the trail, that is 
walk at the front of the sled and guide it with a stout 
pole fastened to the runner. Part of this trail Nell mushed 
alone and part she was riding on the runners standing at 
the handlebars. It didn't take many miles to make a day s 

Our last day on the trail — twenty miles to go and then 
home! The trail ran down American creek and it either 
followed the creek bed where the ice offered good going 
or held to the side of the cliff as any well regulated moun- 
tain road is wont to do. But what we thought would be 
the easiest day of all the trip, proved to be the most diffi- 
cult. The ice was blown so clear and slick that in some 
places the dogs could not stand up and the sled was un- 
manageable even when roughlocked with chains. In one 
place the sled, dogs, and myself all went over the fall, 
down onto the ice in the creek. However, my efforts to 
hold it did result in a very gradual going down and over 
and Nell was so securely lashed in that no harm could 
come to her. The road was so badly drifted that it was 
hard gee-poling all the way from start to finish and fre- 
quent mirror-like falls, where glacial action was taking 
place, made the creek bottom preferable. This carried us 
out of our course some distance and made me break a 
long hard trail from the creek up to the road at the proper 
juncture, but we had a full moon to light the way and home 
lying just over the hill. My! how the dogs dashed down 
that hill trail! We hit sleepy Eagle like a comet. How 
good home looked, and my! how comfortable and cozy it 
felt. Mr. Drane had arrived ahead of us and kind friends 
had prepared the house for our home-coming. We hit the 
hay that night with right joyful hearts — for our planning, 
all our ambitions lay before us. 

Spring lay before us; the days growing long and pleas- 
ant. Nell was in ideally perfect health. She had never in 
her memory felt so strong and well and I could say the 
same for myself. We had gotten back our punch, had al- 
together the time of our lives, and were facing the bright- 
est prospects, the beginning of the achievement of our 
plans and ambitions. To crown it all, Fred, the Rev. Mr. 



Drane, from Nenana, was with us. This was Holy week. 
A glorious Easter lay before us. 

Much has been omitted of course, for much occurred 
during our month and twenty days on the trail, but much 
of our travel was without incident of especial interest to 
you. Between Steel Creek and Jack Wade lies a very high 
range, but freighters were keeping a good trail over it. 
Nell saw two moose at close range on the trip. Moose 
were plentiful between Chicken and Ketchumstock and 
also near Liberty. But my hands were too full to do any 
hunting and I was traveling on a short schedule in order 
to arrive at Eagle in time to meet Mr. Drane. When the 
dogs get the game scent they "take it in the run." Geepol- 
ing then is great sport — for the onlooker. When gee- 
poling the hitch is lengthened and the rope passes be- 
tween the legs of the geepoler from the sled to the single- 
tree; then man must accommodate his pace to that oi 
"brer dogs". The necessary short step is very trying. But 
when "Brer dog" smells game in the timber — O boy! when 
they break into a dead (live?) run Mr. Geepoler (mere 
man) is not taken into consideration at all. He must take 
a back seat, or rather, to be precise, a front seat. His best 
course is to break himself quickly into a breech-loading 
gun, and deposit himself upon the front of the sled. The 
going is great then for a little while, but only for a little 
while. "Brer dogi Brer sled^ and Brer man are all jum- 
bled and iced over with snow like a well frosted wedding 
cake for the sled soon goes off the trail into deep snow 
and tilts over on one side. To upright the sled, straighten 
out the team and "hump" the outfit -bacl^ on the trail are 
necessary preliminaries to another start. The dogs re- 
member this lesson for a little while, but only for a little 
while. When they smell more moose they must do more 
running. This is a typical illustration of the "freedom and 
the freshness of the far north." 

But enough of the trail. We did have a glorious Easter, 
beginning with Holy Communion at ten o'clock in our little 
Chapel. The day was warm and radiant and the sunlight 
striking the snow and ice in full force was dazzlingly bril- 
liant. At noon we had the native service in the village, and 
though all the families had not returned from the moose- 
hunting practically every family was represented and there 
were visitors besides, making about seventy present. The 
Sacrament was administered, and afterward a special ser- 
vice was given to two infirm women. Mr. Drane remained 
in the village in the afternoon service while T returned 
to Eagle for the white children's Sunday-School service. 
At eight o'clock in the evening the little chapel was crowd- 
ed with the people of Eagle come to hear the glorious 
tidings of the Resurrection. The service was inspiring and 
hearty. Mr. Drane's sermon created a profound Impres- 
sion. We went to our rest that night with the assurance 
that a good work had been done that day for the Master 
and in spirit knowing we were truly "risen" with Christ. 

This Is the seventh of May. The snow is gone and the 
brown earth and bare trees are awaiting the touch of sum- 
mer's hand. Most of the snow is off the mountains and 
the streams are running with a subdued murmur — but not 
the rivers. Ice still holds the mighty Yukon in her winter 
quarters, but with water rising rapidly not many days will 
pass before she will burst her frigid shackles and sweep 
it all down Into the seas. The break-up will be apt to 
begin at any time. It is one of the wonderful sights of a 
lifetime. Granted that this is a wild country, the breakup 
of the Yukon is its epic. 

Caribou are feeding on the flats bordering on the river; 
and every day we see herds or small groups of them on 
the ice. At times they come quite near the mission hill 
and I have snapped several pictures of them. Very pic- 
turesque they are and add greatly to the fascination of the 
white river winding between brown banks and snow-topped 

With the warming of the earth will come the call to the 

garden! We can produce vegetables of quality superior to 
any I have tested elsewhere, notably potatoes (spuds), tur- 
nips, beets, parsnips, carrots, cabbages, and celery and 
l)eas. Flowers of the more hardy type flourish and while 
time is limited and we cannot go in for flowers extensive- 
ly we will have a profusion of sweet peas, pansies, nastur- 
tiums, sweet William, and mignionette, and perhapsi some 
scarlet sage and hollyhocks. Spring instills new life and 
vigor into man. 'Tis now one can work almost without 

We are longing for the ice to breakup and depart and for 
the greenness of leaf and blade to reclothe the mountain 
side. Then the bluebird and the robin sing the livelong 
day; great flocks of waterfowl traverse the air, and the 
weather is delightful. On every hand the landscape is 
filled with enchantment: the mountain never so purple, 
the sky never before so blue, nor the cloud so massive and 
fleecy. All the land is fairyland, and the Yukon is its 
niirror. And the night is the great festival of sunset glow 
;ind twilight. 

The enchantment of S'pring is universal. To man every- 
where Spring im.pels the inspiring theme of new life — of 
l)eginning again. But nowhere else as in this Northland 
ran it be so sweet nor so magniflcently enchanting. It is 
I^alm to the snow-weary; it is rest to the winter-weary 
spirit. Nature is turned from the iron frigidness of winter 
to the lap of comfort and the hand of the true mothers' 
poothing. Her glories are painted on an endless canvas o! 
si'lendor; her peons are chanted in a ceaseless melody 
of cadence; her peace profound is fused into the being of 
lier children. 

This is the Spring in the untamed North, where the 
Spell of the Yukon reigns. 

Eagle May 2nd, 1921. 

William Hard tells a story, a propos of the conference in 
Washington, of a very prolonged and complicated case of 
Chinese litigation. After patiently hearing many hours 
and days of argument, the judge rendered the following 

"This is a very complicated case. The parties concerned 
are ordered to settle it among themselves and not trouble 
the court and further." 

In Chicago, once, a child sitting next us in the Hull 
House Theatre, observing that we were looking attentively 
at the decoration on the side of the proscenium arch near 
oiir seat, repeated it aloud to us, slowly and distinctly; 
"God bath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell 
in the face of the whole earth." Then she added: "Abra- 
ham Lincoln said that." "Yes," we thought, "he did."^ 
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Vol. XXXVl. 


No. 2 


By Rev. James E. W. Cook. 

I have been very deeply stirred by the recent communi- 
cation sent out from our Diocesan Headquarters informing 
our pec'ple of the status of the Church's work in our 
Diocese and of the outlooli for the year of 1922. 

"The burden of Dumah" has Iain heavily on my soul; 
and I believe many others who have called to our leaders: 
"Watchman, what of the night?" have been saddened by 
the mingled hope and warning, the checkered light and 
shade, of the reply: "The morning ccmeth and also the 

Thank God! there is yet time to "save the day." Though 
cast down we are not destroyed. It is possible, by our 
ccncerted and consecrated effort, to roll back the gather- 
ing shadows. 

To be more explicit let me say that, owing to the finan- 
cial and commercial uncertainty through which our coun- 
try is passing, the pledges for Cur church work this year 
fall some $8,000.00 below our necessities. That deficit will 
compel retrenchment in our present activities and will pre- 
vent all forward growth if if be allowed to stand. It must 
net stand. 

The Bishop and Executive Ccnincil, with a fine faith that 
we all should emulate, have determined that it shall not 
stand in the way of our Church's progress and usefulness 
if they can help it. 

They have formulated a plan whereby during the ap- 
proaching Lenten season every adult cc'ramunicant can do 
something to brighten the outlook. 

The plan is this: During former Lenten seasons we have 
denied ourselves so'me luxury or pleasure. We have given 
up the week-end house party, moving picture shows, candy, 
chewing gum, or cigars; and, at the end of Lent we have 
been financially better off. No one else may have profited 
by Cur act, but we felt good. This year, every adult com 
municant will receive six envelopes, one for each of the six 
weeks of Lent, and be asked to place therein the financial 
equivalent of his self-denial. A collector, appc'inted by the 
local Parish Committee, will call every Thursday for the 
envelope, and turn the same over to the special Lenten 
Offering Treasurer. The total gift may then be presented 
at the altar at the Good Friday service; and thus will not 
interfere with the usual Easter gilts of joy. 

The plan is simple and the machinery required to put it 
into effect is not complicated. All that is needed to' make 
it a success is the spirit of consecration on the part of our 

The Rev. Walter R. No'e, our Executive Secretary, who 
is great on statistics, has shown how thirty thcmsand dollars 
can thus be contributed by less than half the number ot 
our communicants. I append his figures: 

10 members at $25.00 a week fo'r six weeks. .. .$1500.00 

20 members at 20.00 a week for six weeks.... 2400.00 

30 members at 15.00 a week for six weeks 2700.00 

50 members at 10.00 a week for six weeks.... 3000.00 
250 members at 5.00 a week for six weeks.... 7500.00 
400 members at 3.00 a week for six weeks.... 7200. OU 
450 members at 1.00 a week for six weeks.... 2700.00 
500 members at .50 a week for six weeks.... 1500. CO 
1000 members at .25 a week fof six weeks.... 1500.00 

Now, there is nothing unreasonable or impossible in that 
table. It is, in fact, moderate and conservative. 

What a splendid thing it would be if at the Annual Coun- 
cil which will be held at Go'ldsboro on April 2oth a check 
for $30,000.00 were handed to the Diocesan Treasurer and 
our beloved Bishop thus assured that the year's work was 
lully provided for! Wo'uld not that "strengthen his hands 
in God?" Would it not inspire the whole Church? 

Think of the many things that could be done with this 
offering! In the Diocese there are at least eight Churches 
needing repairs. In some cases a hundred dollars spent 
now would save several hundred dollars later on. "A stitch 
in time saves nine", is as good philoso'phy in Church work 
as in any other undertaking. Then, again, in the Convoca- 
tion of Edenton there are five Recto'ries needed; in the 
Convocation of Wilmington there are needed four Recto'ries. 
Nine Rectories! How much they would mean to' our work! 
More comfortable and attractive quarters for our Rectors 
and nine rent-mCnies liberated for advance work! 

And these are but a few of the advantages we should 

When our Blessed Lord had been talking to His disciples 
of the apprjachingi storm gathering around Him, which 
wc'uld culminate in His crucifixion. He added (St. Mat- 
thew 16:24). "If any man will come after Me, let him 
deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me." But 
in that first Holy Week "they all fo'rsook Him and fled.' 
Simon, the Cyrenian, a colored man, "coming up out (ft 
the country," expressed his sympathy with the suffering 
Savior, and the Ro'man soldiers roughly grabbed him and 
said: "Here, if you feel that way, you carry the cross for 
Him." "And him they compelled to bear His cross." He 
became the Church's first Crucifer! 

This new call to' self-denial may come to some of us as 
another burden, an added cross. It is. That is its mean 
ing and glory. It will call for self-sacrifice, but there is no 
compulsion here. It must be a willing offering. Let us 
gladly pick up the burden and fo'llow "daily" in the foot- 
steps of our Lord, and we shall find that, by the divine 
alchemy of His love, our "cross" of self-denial has been 
changed Into' our "crown" of spiritual achievement and 


"There are only two motor cars in Liberia," said Bishop 
Overs. "One is a Buick, and I need not tell you what the 
other is." 

In China not long ago, the first motor truck ran out over 
a newly completed road. The day happened to be a lucky 
one in Chinese calendars; so a number of weddings were^ 
on their processions or orchestras of flutes and gongs en- 
livening many court yards along the ro'ad. The Ford proved 
a greater attraction than the brides. Picture the brides 
consternation when the grooms forgot their own affair and 
hurried ou to see the wonderful muleless cart! 

2710 members $ 30,000 . 00 

The Emery Fund marking the Jubilee of the V/oman's 
Auxiliary, now (in January) totals ninety -one thousand dol- 
lars. The original "goal" was fifty thousand. 



it was Christmas mo'rniiig. The church was full. The 
service was elaborate. The music was brilliant. What 
with a fine sermon, festival music, Yuletide decorations^ 
and a happy devotional spirit, we were taking pride in the 
beautiful Christmas service. 

Pride goeth before a fall. It was literally true in this 
case. It was a double fall, and it was a "spill". The ward 
ens had taken the offering. They were walking down the 
aisle. One was a short, stout, military man with a quick, 
short step, the other was a tall fellow, with a long stride 
They strove to keep step. 

They reached the chancel. The left foot of the short man 
did not quite make the landing. The toe of his shoe just 
made the step. With a flip and a bang he fell forward. His 
bare hands smacked the hard-wood floo'r of the chuncei 
like shingles against a barn door. The collection plate 
flew, across the floo'r, and small pieces erf money rolled in 
a dozen directions. 

Both men, resembling the original, Mutt and Jeff, on 
hands and knees covered the chancel floar, picking ui, 
pennies, nickels and dimes. The choir narrowly escaped 
hysterics, and the congregation was to the blear-eyed rec- 
tor one huge smile, and one mammcth grin — -almost in con 
vulsions. The parson "filled in' with some announcements 
the flock regained self cc'ntrol, and the offering was dub 

After the service laughter was renewed and the episodt. 
was freely discussed in all its ridiculous phases. Some one 
remarked, "The Senior Warden lost all his mCney." My 
wife replied, "No, only his balance." 

A wag in the congregation afterwards twitted the unwil 
ling comedian with, "It was bad enough to spill all the mon 
ey, without saying what you did when you you fell"! The 
embarrassed but hesitant reply was, "Did yo'u hear me?" 

Next Sunday the text was, "Gather up the fragments that 
nothing be lost." — Thos. F. Ppie in The Homiletic Review 

(Editor's note: This sketch took first prize in a humorous 
contest recently conducted by the Homiletic Review.) 


Cash contributions from Nov. 10th to Dec. 10th. 

Aurora, Mrs. M. B. Snell 5 1 . 25 

Aurora, Miss Annie Snell 1.25 

Aurora, Mr. W. C. Crawford .50 

Avc'ca, Mrs. George Capehart's children 10.00 

Beaufort, St. Paul's School 20.25 

Bonnerton, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Butt. 5.00 

Bath, St. Thomas' Church 5.00 

Creswell, Christ Church 11.49 

East Carolina, N. W. C 985.29 

Fayetteville, Mr. Robert Strange 20.00 

Greenville, Mr. J. H. Von Eberstein 5.00 

Greenville, Messrs. Pc'rter & Peck 5.00 

Kinston, St. Mary's, C. S. S. L 15-00 

Merry Hill, Mrs. T. A. S'mithwick 10.00 

New Bern, Mr. C. V. Scott 12 . 50 

New Bern, W. A., Christ Church 11 .53 

Roxobel, Mr. Thomas S. Norfleet -. 5.00 

Windsor, S. S. St. Thamas' 1 . 50 

Wilmington, Miss Charlo'tte P. Bailey 5.00 

Washington, St. Peter's 10 . 00 

Winton, W. A., St. John's : 3 . 0(J 

Wilmington, Miss Wilhelmina Harlow 5.00 

Wilmington, Mr. C. L. Myers 2 . 50 

Wilmington, Mr. Charles L. Sterne 5.00 

Wilmington, Miss Wilhelmina Harlo'w 2.00 

Washington, Estate of the Deal Children 50.00 

Total $1208 . 36 

Contributiciis in kind: Package of clothing and shoes for 
Karl Scott from his grandmother; barrel of clothing and 

pantry supplies, J. A., St. Duke's, Wintervilie; box of fruit 
lor Alric Edw^ards frc;m his grandmother; box of clothing 
and dress material, W. A., St. James' Church, Ay den; scrap 
book, St. Mary's Guild, Edenton; 2 quilts, box of clothing 
hose, etc., S. S., St. Matthews, Maxton; 1 keg o'f salt mul 
lets, Mr. VV. H. Yopp, Wilmington; 200 yds. gingham, W. A 
St. James' Wilmington, given by Mr. Walter Williamson; 
box of clothing and dress material, W. A. S't. Thomas 
Church, Windsor; box of canned goods, sugar, etc.^ VV. A., 
Church of the HCly Cross, Aurora; box of oranges, Jeffreys 
&; Sons, Goldsboro; box of pantry supplies, etc., S. S., Christ 
Church, Elizabeth City. 

Cash contributio'ns received from Dec. lOth to Jan. 10th: 

Avc'ca, Holy Innocents $ 91.00 

liurgaw, St. Mary's Mission 3 . 2£ 

East Carolina, Diocese of, Little Helpers 4.9t 

Griffon, St. John's 71. OL 

Hope Mills, Christ Church 1.7^ 

Lake Landing, St. George's 9.5b 

Maxton, St. Matthew's 15 . 65 

Middletown, W. A., St. George's 5.00 

New Bern, Christ Church 79.7b 

New Bern, S. S'. Christ Church 13 . Ol 

New Bern, All Saint's Chapel 4.75 

x\ew Bern, Mr. C. V. Scott 12. 5L 

ICopoi-, S. S., St. Luke's 5.0b 

;:^now Hill, Mr. L. V. Morrill ,. . 2.00 

'irenton, Grace Church 18.26 

Windsor, S. S.' St. Thomas 1 • 70 

Washington, St. Peters Parish 275.31 

Woc'dville, Grace Church 33. Ot 

Wilmington, St. John's Parish 211.41 

Winton, St. John's 15.0'( 

Wilmington, St. James' Parish 772.41 

Wilmington, St. Paul's Parish 110. OC 

Wilmington, Miss Wilhelmina Harlow. 5.0t 

Washington, Mrs. Anna Guilder, N. 'W. C, East Car. 5. 01 

Wilmington, Miss Wilhelmina Harlow 2.00 

Windsor, S. S., St. Thomas' 1.26 

Contributions in kind received from Dec. 10th to Jan. lOlh: 
BOX of clothing, etc., W. A., St. Stephen's Parish, Goldsboro; 
outfit for Ethel Pace, Y. W^ A., St. John's, Fayetteville; 
Bbl. of pantry supplies, W. A., S't. Stephen's, Goldsboro; 
outfit for Floyd Foster, W. A., Swan Quarter; 2 waists and 
dress for Sadie Cahoon, from Mrs. Nannie Jeffroy, Beaufort; 
lot of magazine pictures, Emily Smithwick, Merry Hill; 
Christmas box of toys, candy^ etc.. Girls' Friendly Society 
Church of the Good Shepherd, Wilmington; Christmas box 
from St. Peters Sunday School, Washington, with present 
for every child; scrap book from St. Mary's Guild, Edenton; 
a doll and a few other gifts for Carrie Beasley, from Rev 
and Mrs. Geo". F. Hill, Elizabeth City; Christmas box o. 
toys, candy and clothing, for Ethel Pace, Y. W. A., St. John': 
Fayetteville; bed quilt, W. A., Church of the Redeemer 
Edward; Box of canned goods, C. S. S. L., Church of tht 
Advent, Williamston; one coat suit and dress, W. A., Hob 
Trinity, Hertford; scrap bt'ok, class of little girls, S. S. 
St. Peter's, Washington; package of candy containing twi 
tins, W. H. Weatherly & Co., Elizabeth City; six sheets and 
eight pillow cases, Mrs. T. H. Blount, Belhaven. 


We arc glad to say that the Diphtheria did not spread 
and that the children are all back at school again. Only two 
children had it, and the cases were not severe. Snow al 
ways makes the children happy. It came down thick and 
fast on the 26th of last month, and remained on the ground 
about two days, giving the children a good time at snow 
balling and coasting. The Central High SchoCl is beinc 
erected one block from the Orphanage, and will accommo 
date a thousand children. Most Of the notes for this issue 
were intended for last month and got in too late. 



Locatic'n and Parish. • Pledge 

Atkinson, St. Thomas $ 320.00 

Aurora, Holy Cross 210.00 

Ayden, St. James 372.00 

Bath, St. Thomas 100 . 00 

Beaufort, St. Paul 467.00 

Belhaven, St. James, 450 . 00 

Bonnertc-n, St. John 100 . 00 

Chocowinity, Trinity 116 . 00 

Creswell, St. David 800.01 

Clinton, St. Paul 400 . OC 

Bdenton, St. Paul 4,000 . 0( 

Elizabeth City, Christ Church 2,335.00 

Payetteville, S't. John 4,500 . 00 

Fayetteville, St. Joseph 1,025 . 0( 

Gatesville, St. Mary 258 . 0( 

Goldsborc, St. Stephen 1,200.0( 

Greenville, St. Paul 1,000 . Ot 

Grif ton, St. John 34-8 . 0< 

Hamilton, St. Martin 480 . 0( 

Hertford, Holy Trinity 700 . 0( 

Hope Mills. Christ Church 120 . Of, 

Jessama, Zion 150 . 0( 

Kinstc'n, St. Mary 3,200 . 01 

Lake Landing, St. George 150. 0( 

New Bern, Christ Church . 3,000 . 0( 

New Bern ,St. Cyprian 500 . 0( 

Plymouth, Grace Church 1,100.00 

Roper, St. Luke 325 . 0< 

S'even Springs, Holy Innocents. 300. 0( 

Southport, St. Philip 378 . 0( 

Vanceboro, St. Paul 150 . 0(, 

Washington, St. Peter 3,000 . Ot 

Williamston, Advent 540 . 0( 

Wilmington, Good Shepherd 500 . 0( 

Wilmington, St. James. 12,660. Oi 

Wilmington, St. John 3,000 . 0( 

Wilmington, St. Mark 596 . 0( 

Wilmington, St. Paul 1,700 . Ot 

Windsor, St. Thomas 1,000 . Ot 

Winton, St. John 210 . 0( 

W^oodville, Grace Church 620 . Oi 

Belhaven, St. Mary 250 . 0( 

Bunyan, St. Stephen 50.01 

Burgaw, St. Mary 140. Ot 

'Columbia, St. Andrew 280 . 00 

Edenton, St. John 250 . 00 

Edward, Redeemer 75 . 00 

"Elizabeth City, St. Philip 75.00 

Fairfield, All Saints 50.00 

Faison, St. Gabriel 50.00 

Farmville, Emmanuel 580 . Ot 

Kinston, St. Augustine iqq . oo 

Lumbertyn , Trinity 240. 0( 

Maxton, St. Matthew 200 . 0( 

North West, All Souls 220. OC 

Red SIprings, St. Stephen 200 . 00 

Roxohel, St. Mark 188 . Ot 

Sladesville, St. John 10 . 00 

Sfnow Hill, St. Barnabas 460.0* 

Sunbury, St. Peter 78 . Ot 

Trenton, Grace Church 150 . Ot 

Warsaw, Calvary 100 . 0( 

Washington, St. Paul 167 . 0( 

Winterville.' St. Luke 240 'o( 

Yeatesville, St. Matthew 97 . 

Aurora, St. Jude 25. Oi 

Avoca, Holy Innocents 180.0 

Beaufort, St. Clement 26^01 

GreenviDjB, St- Andrew . , , 120.0' 

Goldsboro, St. Andrew 60 . Oi 

Jasper, St. Thomas 50 . 00 

Oriental, St. Thomas '. 40. OC 

Murfreesboro, St. Barnabas 49.00 

Pikeville, Mission 100 . 00 

Roper, St. Ann 100.00 

Swan Quarter, Calvary 50 . 00 

Whiteville, Grace Church 85.00 

Wrightsville, Lebanon 100 . Ot 

r olloeksville. Mission 50 . Ot 

Morehead City, Mission 60.00 

Wilmington, Ascension 100 . Ot 


Other News of St. Paul's Church, Clinton. 

(Crowded out of January Issue.) 

The Bishop made a special visitation on the evening ol 
December 21st, preaching in St. Paul's and confirming ten 
persons, the largest class presented since the resignation 
of the Rev. W. R. Noe as Rector, ten years ago. 

This class was largely the result of a preaching and visit- 
ing Mission held for the ten days previous by the Rev. 
James E. W. Cook and Mr. J. M. Lord. Great interest in 
the progress of the kingdom was stirred up in the whole 
Parish, and every one went to work. Mr. Cook's sermons 
were magnificent. He did not stoop to conquer, but made 
his Mission one in which the Church kept her self respect, 
and did not resort to wheedling, as is so often the case. 
The truths of the Gospel, and the teachings of the Church 
were eloquently placed before the people squarely, and the 
people responded nobly. Afternoon Prayer Services were 
held in the homes, and were largely attended. Mr. Lord's 
work has a quality all its own. He spent his time in the 
homes in private conferences, teaching the people person- 
ally. The two make an admirable team. 

Bishop Darst is to come again to confirm a class formed 
subsequently. On Feb. 19th. 

During the past month, six non-communication Confirmed 
persons have restored themselves to good standing by com 
ing to the Lord's table. At present only six confirmed 
members of the Parish are non-communicating. 

The Parish generously pounded the Rector On Christmas 
Day, much to his gratification. A purse of gold was also 
presented to Miss Mildred James, who has so faithfully 
officiated at the organ for the past year. 

Four persons have been baptized in the past month as 
follows: Egbert Hobbs, Carl Shipp, Howard Ferrell and Nell 
Meadows Ferrell. 

Bishop Darst spoke to the girls in Pineland S'chool for 
Girls in Salemburg on the afternoon of December 21st, at 
ihe invitation of Rev. W. J. .Tones, the Principal. This la 
the second time that Bishop Darst has visited this excel- 
lent institution, which has an enrollment of nearly tv^o 
hundred girls. 

Mr. Harrell J. Lewis, who is a Postulant, studying for 
Orders at Leonard Hall, was home for the holidays, and 
made an address at Evening Prayer on New Year's Sunday. 

Work at the mission in Turkey has been suspended until 
such time as the Diocese redeems its promise to assist in 
the erection of a suitable place of worship, it no longei 
being, by minister and people, considered expedient to con- 
tinue the present arrangements. 


Two boys appeared in court not long ago, before a mag- 
istrate in a Canadian town, having committed some offence 
The magistrate ordered them to attend church services and 
Sunday S'chool regularly for a year. If they failed to do 
this and were brought into court again the magistrate said 
he would send them to a reformatory.-Sunday School World 




An Appreciation. 

(By Rev. Wm. H. Milto'n, D.D.) 

Entered into Life Eternal. December the twenty-eiglith 
about the hour of twelve at night, Mrs. Mary Cowan James 
widow of Joshua Tilli-nghast James, and daughter Of H. A 
and Sallie Lord London, oi Pittsboro, North Carolina, where 
she was born January the fifteenth, 1849. 

In a community singularly rioh m striking and gifted per 
sc'nalitios, Mrs. Mary James was an outstanding personality 
She had first of all that rare gift of being herself and beint; 
it at its best without self-consciausness, which is the clrle; 
charm of all personality. Genuineness was the warp and 
woo'f of her nature, and sincerity its hail-mark. She. heio 
her views not as loose opinions to be changed wi*h the pass 
ing fashions and cc'nventionb of the day, but as convictionf 
wrought ou( of tried experience- and proven wonhy of ac 
ceptance and defense, cost what it might. And yet, whik 
holding her own convictions with i..n unflinching tenacity c. 
purpose, she v/as never lacking in sympathetic understand 
ing of the views of others, provided they were held as sin 
cerely and devotedly as she lield and cherished her own. 

She had what some one has called "a genius for religion," 
It was the breath of her life and she made it real tor oil; 
ers as the one thing needful, "the better part", not merely 
as "a very present help in trouble" or in the valley cf the 
s}i3dow. but as the daily feod, the working rule, the suffi 
cient wage in all experience, whether amid the pleasure; 
of life or at its sterner tasks and duties. Sc she made re 
ligion in all of its aspects a desirable thing, not only for the 
naturally pious but fo'r the humanly faulty as well. And 
yet she was very human," some one ^vho knew her well 
said of her just today, while speaking of her devc'tioa tc 
her church and her rare love of prayer and worship and its 
sanctuaries, especially the parish church of which she Ava; 
a co'mmunicant for forty years. 

She had a rare gift of leadership, which she displayed 
both in. her exceptional powers of moving and inspiring 
speech and in the personal magnetism which made her thr: 
rec(;gnized leader of all activities among the women of hei 
parish and for many years of the missionary activities o. 
the Diocese of East Carolina. She gathered arc'und her the 
young people of her parish, and inspired them with her own 
passionate love for the larger work of the church beyo'nd 
the borders of their own community and state, of which the 
Mary James auxiliary, named for her by the young people 
as their tribute to her influence and devotion, will always 
be a lasting monument. So in tliis and in almost every 
interest of her parish, she "being dead yet speaketh. " 

She had the gift of perennial youth. Handicapped by a 
frail body, and her deafness which she never concealed yet 
never bemoaned, she rose above hor handicaps, and accom 
plished in business,, in social influence and in personal 
p-ov/er over others, a degree of success and commanding 
prestige realized by very few, even of those who are freest 
from such natural impediments and best equipped for active 
service. Who remembered, eveir if they knew, that she was 
seventy-three yeais of age, when they came in touch with 
her in daily intercourse and caught fire through her vital 
energy? To all easily discouraged people, to all complain 
ing pec'ple carrying too heavily the burden of their infirmi 
ties, to all aging persons claiming too early the prerequis 
ites of age, she bequeaths her example of cheerful and vic- 
torious fidelity to duty, — of perennial youth as fresh and 
vigorous at three score and ten as at two score? 

In the world of today, gray and weary and disillusioned, 
over-concerned with its own selfish interests and over 
anxious for its own selfish future, the example of such a life 
is a benison of peace. May the memory of it abide with the 
community which she loved and for which she lived, may 
it be not in vain! 

Congregation at Belhaven Gives Mr. and Mrs. Bynum an 

(By Rev. J. N. Bynum.) 

The Congregation of St. James' Church, Belhaven, is re- 
joicing at the completion of its splendid new Parish House. 
Immediately upon its completion it began to show its use- 
fulness to the community, especially to the Congregation, 
by meeting a long felt need of some place of medium size 
which would furnish accommodation for beneficent and 
social entertainment. It was first used on Dec. 8th by the 
Woman's Auxiliary for their annual bazaar which proved 
to be the finest the women ever had. The Auxiliary real- 
ized from their fancy work and salad supper about $142. 
The Junior Auxiliary and the Primary Department Of the 
Sunday School had booths and took in about $37. All organ- 
izations sold out everything and could have sold more. One 
week later the ladies of the Methodist Church held their 
Bazaar there and took in about $1.50. During the holidays 
two parties were given to the children and boys and girls 
of the Church and two afternoon teas were given, one pri- 
vate and one for the benefit of the Public Library. Modern 
Sunday School equipment is being installed and an educa- 
tional and social program is being worked out. The con- 
gregation already wonders how it got along without a par- 
ish house and many expressions of appreciation of it have 
come from people of the community. 

But this delight of the congregation at the Parish House 
does not compare with the delight of the Rector and his 
wife at the receipt of a perfectly new Ford touring car as 
a Christmas present from the congregation of St. James'. 
The gratitude of Mr. and Mrs. E'ynum was too great for 
words to convey for this fine expression of friendship. 
They hope to make the gift count for much in their work 
for the Church. 


The congregation of St. Luke's is proud of the fact that, 
despite the loss of a good sura in the failure of the Bank 
of Roper in June, the Church has been able to meet every 
obligation and start the New Year with a small balance. 
In November the Woman's Auxiliary gave a salad supper 
from which they realized a sufficient sum to meet its obli- 
gations. The congregation is to be congratulated on its 
achievements in a time of trying financial depression which 
struck the community so hard. 


Entered into the rest of Paradise, December 24th, 1921. 
aged 62 years, Maria Louisa Warren Skinner, wife of Rev, 
Robert Brent Drane, D.D. To those who knew her well, 
the thought of her life, will ever be a blessed memory, and 
an ever present inspiration and example. With rare fidelity 
she devoted her life to the service of God and His world. 
The beauty of her service was its absolute simplicity, its 
perfect freedom from all thought of self. 

The thing that came to her to do, she did, following in 
the footsteps of her Master, as simply as a child. Yet using 
to the utmost the great ability with which He had endowed 

While her absence will be deeply felt by all, especially 
by Woman's Auxiliary of which society she was a most 
faithful member, yet we know that our loss is her eternal 

"Father in Thy gracious keeping 
Leave we now Thy servant sleeping." 





February 2, 1922. 
To the Women of East Carolina: 

In a few days yc'u will receive a letter giving details ol 
the self-denial Lent which the Bishop and Executive Coun 
cil are asking us to observe this year. 

As a preparation for this Lent of self-denial may we nol 
have a day of prayer for its success? It seems advisable 
that each parish set its own day, so' long as that day is 
named for this month. 

At this day of Diocesan Prayer please remember those 
workers in our Diocese who have passed on to Paradise 
Miss E. M. B. HCyt, of S't. Peter's, Washington; Mrs. R. B, 
Drane, of St. Paul's, Edenton, and Mrs. Joshua T. James 
of St. John's, Wilmington, and others. Please include Miss 
Julia C. Emery's name in your prayers if you have not al 
ready had a Memorial service for her. 

If these loyal women could speak to us they would hid 
us "carry on" and do all in our power to make East Caro- 
lina a banner diocese in prayer, study and gifts. We can 
give no finer expression of our love than by following the 
examples they set. 

Miss Grace Lindley sends out early in each year a letter 
for the annual meetings. A copy of this letter will go to 
each parish. Read it carefully and faithfully carry out her 
suggestions. From this letter you will observe that March 
3rd has been appointed a Day cf Prayer for Missions. Com- 
ing during Lent, on the first Friday, most of us will have 
the privilege of attending a service on that day. To those 
branches who can keep the Church open all day with two 
or mo're women constantly in prayer, the day will mean that 
much more and bring us all greater blessings. Each parish 
naturally must arrange its own plans for this service. Con 
suit your Rector and others, but make an earnest effort to 
secure the co-operatic*n of every woman. 

From now until September we are to work very hard foi 
the United Thank Offering and make it a Peace Offering as 
Miss Lindley suggests. You will receive more suggestions 
on this subject soom. 

A short questionnaire has been sent to each parish. Please 
talk this over v/ifh all the members, sign it, and return it 
early in this month to me, as I am required to make up a 
report from it. 

Interesting plans are now being made fc'r our Annual 
Meeting in Goldsboro, April 25. If you have any sugges- 
tions for this meeting they will be most kindly received. 
Yours faithfully, 

President Woman's Auxiliary, 
Chairman Church Service League. 


The Sanctuary Guild of St. John's Church, Wilmington 
feel deeply the loss of their beloved President and friend 
Mrs. Mary Cowan James, who entered into Life Eternal, 
December 28th, Holy Innocents Day, just before the begin- 
ning of a new day. Her work finished here, is taken up 
there, with the Holy Angels in the Paradise of God. We 
will miss her at our meetings where her sweet presence 
was a benedicticn and a blessing. We love to think of her 
kneeling at His Holy Table, for there she consecrated her 
life to the service of God. To us is left the sweet memory 
and example of one whose life should inspire ethers to fol- 
low in her footsteps in loving service in the Kingdom ol 

God has taken her to be numbered with His Saints in 

Washington, N. C, December 30th, 1921. 
I am sending yc'u the information with regard to thi 
"Mission Study Block." I hope you will plan to have mis 
sion study classes for the boys and girls of your Parish 
this year. 




Cycles I and II, ages 4-7 "Down the Garden Path" 40C 

or "Applegarths Primary Missionary Stories" 

75c Helps 25c 

Cycle III and IV, ages 8-11 "The Call of the King" 30c 

Helps 10c 

Cycle V, ages 12 to 14 "Tales of the Great South 

Sea" :;5c 

Helps 25c 

Cycle VI, ages 15 and over "Attention" 40c 

Faithfully yours, 



The General Survey $1.00 

The Manual, by Dr. Sturgis 90 

(The two' together $1.75) 

Suggestions to Leaders, by Miss Boyer 35 

(The three together $2.00) 
The Far Flung Battle Line 

Programmes on the Survey, by Miss Giles 30 

World Problems and Christianity, 

Briefer outlines for Programme Meetings 
based on The Church Missionary Calendar 

By Miss Boyer Free 

How Can We All Know the Way? Cloth 75 

Paper GO 

Suggestic'ns to Leaders 23 

The Alaskan Missions of the Episccpal Church, 

By the late Archdeacon Stuck, Cloth 1.50 

Paper 1.00 

Suggestions to Leaders 25 

The Church's Life, by Dr. Sturgis, Cloth 1.00 

Paper 75 

Suggestions to Leaders 25 


Tales of the Great South Seas, (Junior Book) 35 

Suggestic'ns to Leaders 25 

Attention (The Survey for Juniors) 40 

Suggestions contained in the book itself. 


To explain how the Church School of St. Paul's, Martins 
Ferry, Southern Ohio', obtained the largest per capita mite 
box offering in the diocese, last Lent, we note that a few 
weeks before Lent began, the teachers discussed the offer- 
ing with their pupils, and the amount each class and each 
individual would try to raise was decided upon and volun- 
tarily adopted. These quclas were reported at a meeting 
of the schc'ol, and the boxes were given out on Sexagesima 
Sunday. A good proportion of the children wCrked very 
hard, but the early and well planned beginning gave them 
a great advantage. 

The Missionary Herald has announced a Nation-Wide 
Campaign to take place in Japan. Unfci'tunately, it is con- 
ducted by and for Buddhists. 


"Our Dumb Animals," the magazine of the S. P. C. A.. 
quotes the late United States Commissioner of Education 
to the effect that the amount paid in the United States fof 
furs, $300,000,000, is more than twice the cost of all higher 
education in colleges, universities, and professional and 
technical schools, whether supported by public taxation ov 
privately endowed. 

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Plymouth, N. C. 


Bast Carolina has had a certain amount o'f well-deserved 
praise for the way in which she has conducted herself dur- 
ing the Nation-Wide Campaign. Even before the Campaign 
was launched. East Carolina had been recognized as one of 
the originators cf the Every Member Canvass; resulting 
in generous giving lor the objects of the Church's work. 
I^ut it must be confessed that it is with misgivings that we 
note the trend of things as evidenced by the payments ^'' 
pledges during 1921 and the making of pledges for 1922. In 
the budget for 1922, which is published elsewhere in this 
issue, we note this disconcerting item, "Note in bank to 
cover 1921 deficit, $5,000." So much for 1921. What of 1922 •; 
The total amount of pledges for the year 1922 total $57, 
885.00. The amount of pledges for 1921 amounted to' $74, 
303.00. Why this discrepancy of $16,418.00? 'Wuat become^ 
of our boasted leadership in the face of such a showing? 
Are we down-hearted? Have we realized what it means 
to' take this backward step? T. P., Jr. 


So we start the year 1922 with some $16,418.00 less pledg 
ed than in 1921. We also start with a deficit of $5,000. Now 
these facts have already caused the Bishop and Executive 
Council considerable worry. Unless something happens, 
they will cause worry in other quarters. Fo'r one thing 
the situation means retrenchment, for our present program 
cannot be carried on with present expectations. But if re 
trenchment must come, where will it begin? A study of the 
1922 budget will show where the mf.'ney is needed. Usually, 
the demand for economy begins with the executive force. 

It has been suggested that we could dispense with the ser- 
vice of the Executive Secretary. But that suggestion meets 
with no approval whatever among those who' have noted the 
effective work of Mr. Noe during the past year. In fact; 
if the retrenchment must come the ones who are to be af- 
fected are the missionary clergy, whc'se stipends are the 
heaviest charge upon the Diocese. But how popular will 
such a suggestion be? I'or the first time in their history^ 
the missionary clergy have been paid an adequate salary, 
and to go back un them at this time hardly seems in keep- 
ing. Yet there is no way of escaping such action with pres- 
ent prospects. T. P., Jr. 


In order to relieve the situation revealed by the proposed 
budget, showing a wide gap between necessary expenditure 
and expected income, some $10,000.00, a remedy has been 
suggested. It was proposed by Executive Secretary Noe 
and adopted by the Bishop and Executive Council qt its 
meeting in January. This remedy is the Lenten S'elf-Denial 
Oifering, which every communicant in the Diocese is to be 
asked to make this year. Upon the successful culmination 
of such a plan much will depend. Mr. Cooke s ariicle an- 
Mr. Noe's impressive array of figures appended thereto 
ought to arouse interest in the plan. Concerted action and 
a whc'le-hearted desire to aid the Church in the hour of need 
will save the day. Of course the Church can retrench. But 
can we allow the Church to do so? We can retreat from 
the position we have gained, but are we willing to make 
such admission of defeat? T. P., Jr. 


We are indebted to 
summary of statistics. 

the Living Church for the following 
cc/mpiled from the 1922 Living Church 








Cand's for Orders 








Lay Readers. . . . 




Parishes and Mis. 




Baptisms— Infant 




Baptisms — Adult 




Bap. — Not spec. 




Baptisms — Total 




Cc'nfirmations . . . 




Communicants . . 

■ 1,104,029 











S. S. Teachers.. 




S. S. Scholars.. . 




Contributions . . . 


$24,392,091.64 1 $10,481,129.56 


The death of Miss Julia C. Emery at her hc'me in S'cars- 
dale, N. Y., on January 10th, has caused nation-wide grief, 
for there was no figure in the Episcopal Church bettei 
known and more universal^ !o\ed. 

Prom 1876 until 1916 Miss Emery was General Secretary 
of the Woman's Auxiliary, and the history of the Auxiliary 
is largely the histcry of this woman's fine achievement 
She saw the Auxiliary grow from a very small beginning 
to its present proportions, and it is generally recognized 
that the success of this organization has largely depended 
on her executive ability and Christian zeal. In connection 
with her death it Is gratifying to knc'w that the Emery 
Fund, which was raised last fall in commemoration of the 
fiftieth anniversary of the Auxiliary, has reached an amount 
in excess of $90,000. The goal was $50,000. The Fund, 
which was raised in her honor, will be used to assist mis- 
sionaries on leave. 



"O live ye by the Kalendar, 
And with the good ye dwell; 
The Spirit that came down on them 

Will lighten you as well." — Bishop Coxe. 



19 — Sexagesima Sunday 

24 — S. Matthias 

26 — Quinquagesima Sunday 
1 — Ash Wednesday 
5 — ^First Sunday in Lent 

12 — Second Sunday in Lent 

19 — Third Sunday in Lent 



The Bishop's Letter. 

On Sunday, January the first, I had the privilege of begin 
ning the New Year by taking part in an inspiring &(?r\ic£; in 
St. Paul's Church, Wilmington, the occasion being the insti 
tuticn of the Rev. Alexander Miller as rector of that grov,- 
ing parish. 

On the evening of Thursday, the fifth, 1 presided at a mis 
sionary service in the Parish House of S't. John's, Wiiiiiing 
ton. The interesting address of the evening was clelivereu 
by Miss Venetia Cox, "Our Own" Missionary in China. 

On Friday, the sixth, being the Feast c'f the Epiphany 
and the seventh anniversary of my consecration as Bishut 
of East Carolina, I celebrated the Ploly Communion in ril 
Paul's Church, Wilmington, at 10 a. m. 

On the evening of that day, I attended as the very grate 
ful "guest of honcT" the banquet of the Men's Church CluL 
of Wilmington. A full account of this delightful affair wat 
published in the January Mission Herald, but I must add 
just a word to emphasize the wcnderful spirit of uhe gaih 
ering, and to say how greatly that spirit has inspired .'nnd 
strengthened me for the work that has been committed tc 
my hands. 

On Sunday, the eighth, I read service and celebrated Holy 
Ccmmunion in the Church of the Good Shepherd, vVilming 
ton; the sermon being preached by the Rev. R. W. Hogue 
D.D., a former rector of St. James', Wilmington. 

On Thursday, the twelfth, I presided at an interestiut; 
all day meeting of the Bishop and Executive Cc'uncil, an 
account of which was published in the January Missio: 

On Friday, the thirteenth, I took part in a Memorial Ser 
vice to the late Miss Julia C. Emery in St. James' Churcli 

On Sunday, the fifteenth, at 11 a. m., I conducted a Memo 
rial Service as a loving tribute to Mrs. Mary Cowan James 
in St. John's Church, Wilmington. At this service I read 
the beautiful memorial resolutions offered by the various 
Guilds and Societies in St. John's; delivered a memorial 
address and celebrated Holy Communion. 

On the evening of the same day, I preached and confirm 
ed thirteen persons, presented by the minister in charge 
Rev. Harvey A. Cox, in the Church of the Ascension, Wil 

On Sunday, the twenty-second, I preached in the Chapei 
of the Cross, Chapel Hill, morning and evening, confirming 
three persons presented by the rector. Rev. A. S. Lawrence 
at the evening service. 

Through the kindness and hospitality of Mr. and Mrs. 
Uzzell, formerly of Lenoir County, Bast Carolina, I had tht 
privilege of meeting the East Carolina Church students 
after the service Sunday night. 

We have nearly sixty church students from this Diocese 
at the University this year, and I had the privilege of talk 
ing with nearly all of them that evening. 

On Monday, the twenty-third, I made an address to about 

twelve hundred students in Memorial Hall, and greatly en 
joyed the privilege of speaking to such a congregation. 

On the night of the twenty-third I had the great pleasuic 
of meeting the congregation of the Chapel of the Cross.- 
at a reception arranged by Mr. Lawrence. 

1 enjoyed my visit to our really great University verj 
much and was much pleased to note the many signs of tlic 
fine work that is being done by the present rector, Mr. Law 

On Tuesday, the twenty-fourth I met with the "Lentei 
Self-denial Offering Committee" in the Rectory of St. Steph 
en's Parish, Goldsboro. 

On Friday, the twenty-seventh, at 4 p. m., I confirmed tv.'o 
persons, presented by the rector, Rev. Alexander Miller, in 
S't. Paul's, Wilmington. 

On Sunday, twenty-ninth, I preached in Holy Trinity 
Church, Hertford, Rev. Alfred Taylor, rector, at 11 a. m 
and 7:30 p. m. 

On Monday, the thirtieth, I made an address at the meet 
ing of the Men's Church Club of Wilmington, in the Parish 
House of the Church of the Good Shepherd. 

Our people will be glad to know that plans are already 
under way for the hieeting of the Council in Goldsboro on 
April 25, and, from present indications, it will be a most 
helpful and interesting meeting. Delegates will be elected 
to the General Convention which meets in Portland, Oregon 
in September; affairs of much importance will be discussed 
and addresses will be delivered by one or more of the stro.ig 
est and most inspiring speakers in the Church. 

It is hoped that every Parish and Mission in the DiOcesc 
will be represented. 

Faithfully, Your friend and Bishop, 



February 5-^S't. Philip's Church, Sunset Park. 

February 8 — Meeting of Board of Managers, Thompson 
Orphanage, Charlotte. 

February 12 — St. Paul's Church, Beaufort, 11 a. m. and 
8 p. m. 

St. Clements' Beaufort, afternoon. 

February 13 — Special address to. Masons of Goldsboro. 

February 15-23 — Jacksonville and Miami, Florida. 

February 26 — St. Stephen's, Red Springs, a. m.; St. Mat 
thew's, Maxton, p. m. 

March 2 — Grace Church, Plymouth, p. m. 

March 3 — St. Luke's, Roper, p. m. 

March 5 — St. George's, Hyde County, a. m. and p. m. 

March 6 — All Saints, Fairfield, a. m.; Mission, Swan Quar- 
ter, p. m. 

March 12-17 — ^Will conduct mission (D. V.) in Grace 
Church, Morganton, N. C. 

March 19 — No definite engagement as yet. 

March 26 — St. James, Belhaven, a. m. and p. m. 

Other appointments will be announced later. 


In place of the usual Friday afternoon service of evening 
prayer, there was held in St. James' Church, Wilmington 
N. C, on January 13th, a special service in memory of the 
late Miss Emery, which was attended by the women of the 
several parishes in the city. 

The service was conducted by the Bishop and Dr. Milton: 
rector of the parish. Appropriate psalms and lessons were 
read, and triumphant hymns were sung. The address was 
made by Dr. Milton who spoke of the patience.the fortitude 
the selflessness and of the wonderful example set us by 
this saint of God who has passed to her great reward. 

After most carefully selected prayers, and while stiil 
kneeling, the service ended with the singing of The Nunc 



Personal Items. 

Ne,vs thai tee Rev. R. L. Lewis lias resigned as Rector 
v-'i jt. Thomas Church, Windsor, and accepted a call to 
Ofccome Rector of a Church in Troy, Pa., will be received 
vnth general regret In East Carolina. A young daughter 
ol the Rev. and Mrs. Lewis has been ill, and it was upon 
advice of their physician that a change in climate was 
sought. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis had made a warm place for 
tiieniselves in the hearts of our people^ and their departure 
't> greatly regretted. 

Mrs. James E. Hc'lder, wife of the Rev. James E. Holder, 
our Colored Missionary in Kinston, has received news of 
the death of her father in British Guiana. Mrs. Holder is 
•a, full-blooded East Indian, and her father, a missionary of 
iho Anglican Church, ministered to his own peo'ple for a 
long number of years. He died at a good old age on the 
ictired clergy list. 

'the Rev. W. H. Milton, D.D., has just completed a course 
ot tour lectures in St. Mark's Gospel, delivered tc the Men's 
Monday Night Bible Class conducted by the Yoke Fellows 
ui the Wilmington Y. M. C. A. Deep interest has been man- 
ifested throughout the course. 

The Rev. W. E. Cox, former Rectc'r of St. John's Church, 
Wilmington, and at present Rector of the Church of the 
Holy Comfortei, Richmond, preached to his old parishion- 
ers in St. John's en Sunday, January 29th, and renewed old 

The Rev. John M. Robeson, Rector of St. Paul's Church, 
Lynchburg, Va., recently made a visit to Bishop Darst in 
Wilmington. Mr. Robeson was at one time Rector of the 
Church at Goldsboro. He left that charge to become a 
chaplain of the famous Thirtieth division. 

The Rev. J. B. Gibble, well remembered in East Carolina, 
where he held a number of important charges, was recently 
invited to become Rector of the Church of the Go'od Shep- 
herd, Wilmington. It is greatly hoped that he will accept. 
Mr. Gibble is now Rector of the Church in Burlington, Dio- 
(•ese of North Carolina. 


Miss Boyer Instructs LeadCs of Mission Study Classes. 

Representatives of DiscussiCn Groups and Mission Study 
classes in the Convocation of E'denton met in Christ Church, 
Elizabeth City, on January 2.3rd and 24th, to study ways 
and means for the effective presentation of the Church's 
mission in such classes. They had a most efficient leader 
in the person cf Miss Laura F. Boyer, an educational secre- 
tary from the Church Mission House in New York. 

This institute or conference was arranged by Mrs. Rich- 
ard ¥/illiams, Vice-President of the Woman's Auxiliary for 
the Convocation of Edentcn, and an earnest effort was made 
to have all of the parishes and missions send delegates. 
There was an encouraging response, and the delegates went 
back to their parishes with a new conception of the possi- 
bilities Cf the intelligent study of what the Church is doing 
and what needs to be done. 

The Institute was openeo on Monday morning January 
23rd, with the celebration of the Holy Communion by the 
Rector, Rev. Geo. F. Hill. After this service Mr. Hill wel- 
comed the visiters, and his address was responded to by 
Mrs. Richard Williams. During the two days there were 
periods for "instruction in methods" and "demonstration of 
study class." Both as a lecturer and as a leader of discus- 
sion. Miss Boyer was able to held the close attention of 
her hearers and challenge discussion. The task of the 

Church in both the domestic and foreign missionary fields 
was presented in such a manner as to arouse interest. 

The delegates in attendance upon this institute were en- 
tertained by the members of Christ Church parish. 


Budget for 1922 

1. Bishop's salary $ 5,000.00 

2. Stipends 33,210.00 

3. General Church Quota 27,341.00 

4. Diocesan support, including salary and rent of 

Executive Secretary 6,000.00 

5. Pension Assessments 1,200.00 

. .. Nc'te in Bank to cover 1921 deficit 5,000.00 

Expectatjion of Income: 

1. Pledges $60,000.00 

2. Appropriation of General Church 5,300.00 

3. Specials and interest 4,000. OC 

$ 69,300.0c 


What Former East Carolina Clergy Are Doing. 

The Ven. John H. Griffith, for many years the beloved 
Rector of St. Mary's Church, Kinston, and now Archdeacon 
of Asheville, is in charge Cf Trinity Church, Asheville, 
during the month of February, the Rector being on vacation. 
In a recent note to the editor Mr. Griffith admitted, "Old 
East Carolina is still my heart home, even though the phys- 
ical man abides on the Mountain tcps." Archdeacon Grif- 
fith has recently been given a beautiful home in Asheville. 

I'he following item in the Georgia correspondence to the 
Southern Churchman will be of interest, as Mr. Parkman 
was a former clergyman of this Diocese: "Since the arrival 
cf the Rev. E. M. Parkman, Vicar of Christ Church Mission, 
Augusta, the Sunday School, which now numbers 78 pupils, 
is growing rapidly. The mission is in the mill district, and 
offers a wonderful opportunity for the Church. Tuesday 
before Christmas the women of the mission gave the Vicar 
and his family a pantry shcwer. The people of the Sunday 
School were given a Christmas tree the night after Christ- 

Friends in the Diocese will be glad to know that recogni- 
tion has quickly come to the Rev. R. E. Gribben, now Rec- 
tor of St. Paul's Church, Winston-Salem. He was recently 
elected Chaplain of the American Legicn post in the Twin 
city. Mr. Gribben, until recently the Rector of S't. John's 
Church, Wilmington, served as an army chaplain in the 
A. E. F. 


The Mission Herald would like to have a subscription 
representative in every parish and mission, and will pay for 
work done in securing new subscriptions or renewals. 

Last year a number of young people in the Diocese made 
good sums for their mite boxes by working for the Mission 
tierald. We will be glad to send a list of the subscribers 
in your town, so that you can solicit them for renewals 
Write for particulars. 

Plymouth, N. C. 


If you are a young person who is undecided about how 
you are to make money for your mite bc;x, write the Mis- 
sion Herald for a suggestion. 




Showered With Gifts From All Over the State. 

(Crowded out of last issue.) 

Christmas has cc'me and gone, and we don't believe that 
Cur children ever had such a Christmas before. Old Santa 
Claus must have emptied his pack right here at the Thomp- 
son Orphanage, and we are afraid that some of the chil- 
dren in other places did not get their share of gc'od things. 
The children's pleasure began a week before Christmas 
when they were invited out a rainy Saturday night to the 
Auditorium to a very delightful Mother Goc'se Pagf^ant, got 
ten up by Mrs. E. W. Henderson, and played by children 
for the Children of the Confederacy who invested the pm- 
ceeds in presents for the poor of the city. 

Christmas Day was another rainy day, at least in the 
early morning when the Superintendent went to St. Peter's 
to assist the rector at the early service. At eleven o'clock 
he had the full Christmas service in the Orphanage Chape] 
which was very prettily decorated in green and white. The 
vested choir added very much to the effect cf the service. 

In the afternoon the children all went to St. Peter's to 
the Sunday School service which was unusually effective. 

On Monday afternoc'n they were invited to the new rooms 
of the Chambfer of Commerce where the Elks gave them 
and the children of the Alexander Home a warm welcome, 
and a bountiful supply of fruits, nuts and candy, with a 
present for each child. A pretty Christmas tree, S'anta 
Claus and singing added to' the entertainment. 

The following night all the Orphanage was taken in auto- 
mobiles to the Parish House of the Church of the Holy 
Co'mforter where another pleasant surprise was prepared 
for them. Moving pictures, music and the acting of some 
of the children of the S'unday School with a post o'ffice 
where each child of the Orphanage as well as the gro-wn 
people received a present. 

On the afternoc'n of Holy Innocents Day (the next day) 
the Thompson Orphanage Guild gave their usual Christmas 
Tree in the school room when every child and grown per- 
son of the Orphanage again received a present with a bag 
of nuts, candy and an o'range. The tree was unusually 
pretty, and the presents were well selected. With Mrs. 
Jones, the music teacher, at the piano the children sang 
their Christmas carols, and after a short talk by the sup- 
erintendent the presents were distributed to the happy 

The folloiwng night the members of the Girls' Club were 
entertained in a pleasant manner at the Parish Ho'use of 
St. Martin's Church where games and refreshments were 
indulged in by the young people. 

The next afternoon still another delightful occasion await- 
ed our children at the Myers Park Club where the Manager 
Mr. Feltham, and Mrs. Feltham were the hosts, but this 
time cnly a half of the children could go because the other 
half were in quarantine for diphtheria. So far, only one 
real case has developed, and we hope there will be no 

The children and matrons o'f Federation Cottage and 
BTonson Hall, the music teacher, the sewing teacher, Mrs. 
Thornton, and the superintendent were taken out in auto- 
mobiles to the o'ld Horner S'chool, three miles away, where 
the auditorium, under the magic touch o'f Mr. Peeps, has 
been transformed into a beautiful hall-room for the Club. 
Here the children were entertained by Mr. and Mrs. Fel- 
tham and other friends with games and music. Mr. Feltham 
himself playing beautifully on a one string violin made by 
himself of a cigar box. Before leaving, all were invited 
into the dining room where they sat down to fruit punch, 
ice cream and cake, after which each child was given a 
box of candy. So ended a series of delightful entertain- 
ments for the children. 

On Christmas day they had turkey, provided by the "W. 
A., of St. Philips, Durham, with a plenty of good things 
to go with it, provided by other friends, in and out o'f town. 
The express company and the parcel postman were kept 
busy bringing in boxes and packages from every direction, 
and wp are specially grateful to St. Agnes' Guild, Raleigh, 
and the Sunday Sthc'ols of Washington and Scotland Neck 
fcr their boxes with a present for each child in the Institu- 

Contributions in '^ash and kind have come in very sat- 
isfactorily, and we thank our good friends fc'r all that 
they have done for us. 

Some times it has been hard to tell where a box 
catre from. 

Otey P.yers left for Patterso'n School on the 2nd of this 
month, and we hope he will do well. A happy New Year to 
all rf our friends. 


Judge and Mrs. F. D. Winstcn Entertain Service League 

(Ccv. Mission Herald.) 

Miss Rena Harding, of Washington, N. C, Executive Sei- 
retary of the Church S'chool Service League, was the gues 
of Mrs. Francis D. Winston at "Windsor Castle" on he 
recent visit to the League here. 

The last meeting of the Sr'cial Service League met iS'a' 
urday night at the home of the leader — Mrs. Francis D 

Miss Cecilia Bell, the President, directed the prograr. 
with real skill and efficiency. Every member answered V 
roll call with saying a favorite verse of Scripture. Exce' 
lent papers were read by Misses Virginia Askew and Annie 
Lee Bond. 

The Editors of the Monthly, Misses Eugenia Sessoms ar 
Reba Rhea, reported through Miss Sessoms that the fir^ 
issue was now ready for subscribers and distribution. You; 
reporter encloses yc'u a copy with the suggestion that yo 
publish same as a guide for others contemplating like pub 

Miss Rena Harding addressed the meeting in an informal 
but very interesting talk. She made an excellent addre^' 
on Sunday morning during the service. Our people wer- 
delighted Vv-ith her. She said some fine things abc'ot o' 
work which we hope to deserve. 

Saturday night the Sichool Service League and ,Iunio 
Choir gave Miss Harding a beautiful reception at th' 
Castle. The officers. Miss Cecelia Eell, President: Mis 
Pattie Martin Capehart, Secretary, and Miss Aola Best 
Treasurer, with Miss Harding, composed the receiving lin 
in the magnificent parlor of that renlly great home. A ve^" 
large number of church people and others called durir; 
the evening. Delightful refreshments were served. 

The Church School Service League meets at the Cast^ 
every Saturday night. Most of the time is spent in ¥/o-r' , 
making articles for the various calls we have. Mrs. Winston- 
keeps us mighty busy but it is a very welcome sound to hear 
.ludge Winston's cheerful voice float in from the library — 
"Put up work. Go to frollicking." And such frolics as we 
have. ' ' "^ 

Miss Mabel Lee Cooper, expert in Religious Education 
made addresses and held conferences in a number of the 
Ea«t Carolina churches this mortb. Her itinerary included 
Kinston, Plymouth, Belhaven and Elizabeth City. 

K. D. T. 

Trinity College men who are studying with the ministry 
in view have gouped themselves under a name that is 
both pithy and picturesque, "K.D.T. — The Knot in the 
Devil's Tail!" 



Diocesan News. 


Full publicity fo'r the Lenten Self Denial offering, which 
will be tried out in East Carolina this year, has been given 
every clergyman and every communicant. A letter to the 
clergy has been sent out by the committee appointed by 
the Bishop and Executive Council, calling attention to the 
urgent need for more funds and asking for their hearty 
cc'-operation . A letter has been sent to every communicant 
whose name has been furnished, explaining the nature of 
the special Lenten offering and the need for it. 

In addition to the special Lenten undertaking for East 
Carolina, that of making a Self-Denial offering, the General 
Church has asked for the enrollment of propcrtionate givers 
and intercessors. This ought to be a matter that will be 
pushed by every parish and mission. A communicant list 
that is made up of sacrificial givers and intercessors will 
be a powerful asset. Pledge cards have been sent to every 
Church, and the reports must be in the hands c'l the Execu- 
tive Secretary not later than April 20th. 

The men of St. James' Church, Wilmington, have c'rgan- 
ized a Church Service League. At the first meeting, when 
plans for organization were discussed, there were 87 men in 
attendance. Mr. Gteorge B. Elliott was the chairman of the 
meeting. Such a League, with the character of men such 
as St. James Church has, ought to be a powerful factor 
in the life of the Church. 

Plans fc;r the holding of the spring meeting of the Con- 
vocation of Edenton in Ayden during the latter part of 
February have been abandoned, and the meeting will prob- 
ably be held in May. 

Probably no more thorough preparation for a preaching 
mission has ever been made in the Diocese than that made 
for the Rev. W. R. Noe, who conducted a mission in St. 
Paul's Church, Beaufort, February 5th to 10th. Mr. Noe 
extended the scope of his mission to include the children, 
a special address being made to them each afternoc'n. 

Very enthusiastic mention was made in a recent issue of 
the Kinston Free Press of the fine work that is being done 
in East Kinston by St .Mary's Church. Miss Phadra Nors- 
worthy, the parish worker, is largely responsible for the 
success Ol the welfare work done in connection with the 
Mission in East Kinston. The Free Press published her 
annual report, which showed versatile accomplishment. 

The Church School Service League, of St. Thomas 
Church, Windsor, has embarked on a most creditable ven- 
ture, — that of publishing a monthly paper. The editors. 
Misses Eugenia SessCms and Reba Rhea, have issued the 
first number, and it is a credit to them and to the Church. 
It carried much news and information that was of interest 

Tentative plans are already being made for St. Mary's 
Conference, which has come to be an institution of real 
usefulness in the State. A committee headed by Bishop 
Cheshire ha® been appointed to arrange for the Conference 
The Rev. Theodore Partrick, Jr., has been asked to serve 
as East Carolina's representative on the committee. Fur- 
ther announcements about the Conference will be made in 
the March issue of the Mission Herald. 

The monthly meeting of the Church Men's Club, cf Wil- 
mington, was held on Monday evening, January 30th, in the 
parish house of the Church of the Good Shepherd. Two 
items of interest are worthy of recoTd: It was unanimously 

resolved to recommend the formation of men's clubs in 
every parish in the Diocese, to deal with local needs and 
problems. It was also' resolved to hold Noon-Day Lenten 
services at the Victoria theatre during the last two weeks 
of Lent. These services were held last year, and proved 
very successful. They are to be inter-denominational. 

The Rev. J. N. Bynum, chairman of the Department of 
Social Service, has sent a letter to the clergy of the Diocese, 
asking their co-operation in the formation of study groups 
during Lent, for the purpose of making a study o'f local 
and general social service problems. The book recom- 
mended to be studied is "The Social Responsibility of the 
Churchman," by C. K. Gilbert and Chas. N. Lathrop. 


Those paying one dollar: Rev. F. J. H. Coffin, Mrs. Hallet 
Ward, Mrs. Gabriel Holmes, H. M. Bell, Miss Pauline Taylor, 
Mrs. M. D. Howey, Mrs. T. B. Shore, Miss Isabella Skinner, 
Mrs. W. B. Williams, Mrs. W. I. Thompson, Mrs. B. T. Cox_ 
Mrs. T. I. Phelps, Mrs. Thos. Nixon, Mrs. C. R. Thomas, 
Mrs. W. R. Fo'wden, C. W. Gaither, Mrs. A. R. Cohoon, Mrs. 
Geo. A. Selby, F. C. Barber, Mrs. M. Louise Blount, Mrs. B. 
R. Moore, Mrs. S. P. Adams, Wm. Lattimer, W. H. Yopp, 
Mrs. T. E. Jones, Mrs. Mary B. Snell, Mrs. W. L. Smith, 
Dr. B. L. Long, Mrs. S. R. Clary, Rev. R. L. Lewis, Mrs . 
J. E. Herring, Miss Annie Cashwell, F. R. Rose, Mrs. A. T. 
ITzzell, A. S. Huske, Rev E. S. Willett, Mrs. H. G. Wood, 
Miss Elizabeth Hoggard. Total $38.00 

Those paying more than one dc'llar: Frank Wood $4.00; 
Mrs. Edward Wood, $1.50; Mrs. Peter Cross, $2.00; Mrs. F 
N. Barnes, $2.00; Clyde Cahoon, $1.75; Mrs. J. G. S'taton, 
$6.00; Mrs. F. F. Cherry^ $2.00; Mrs. A. Capehart $2.00. 
Total, $21.25. 

Grand total $59.25. 


Bishop Darst will make a visitation to St. Stephen's, Red 
Springs, and St. Matthew's, Maxton, on S'unday, Feb. 26th 
for the purpose of administering confirmation. 

On Lee- Jackson day the Rector, Rev. T. F. Opie, delivered 
the memorial address at the public celebration, held under 
the auspices of the IT. D. C, and at night he addressed the 
faculty and students of Flora McDonald College. 

Plans are being made for a sacred moving picture, "Cain 
and Abel" cT "Noah's Ark," and if it is satisfactory as a Sun- 
day night feature, such a picture will probably be shown 
monthly if arrangements Can be made. 


We, the members of Christ Church Parish of New Bern, 
N. C, having heard of the death of Miss Julia C. Emery 
the beloved general secretary of the Woman's Auxiliary 
for forty years; do hereby express our deep sorrc/w at the 
loss the Church and the Woman's Auxiliary have sustained. 
We all know of her wonderful work and her love and sym- 
pathy for all missions. 

It was our great privilege and pleasure to have been in 
the house with her a few years ago, and to have spent 
three weeks in a hotel with her in New York during the 
General Convention, where we were constantly thrown to- 

Her quiet gentleness and nobility of character won all 

All who ever knew her will miss her but we must do all 
we can to help on the work she loved so well. 

It can be truly said of her, that she "hath done justly 
loved mercy and walked humbly with her God." 

New Bern, N. C, Feb. 4th, 1922. 







January lu, il):i2. 
My dear Mrs. Staton, 

Annual meetings ol the diocesan branches oi the Wo 
man's Auxiliary continue to come at different times in the 
year, some in January, and c/thers in the S'pring or Autumn 
so that a letter sent now will go to many dioceses whiuii 
do not hold their meetings at this time, it is iitting, iiow 
ever, to send to the branches a message at the beginning 
at the year, and do it the more gladly because we beiievx 
that 192:i can be a happy one in the service Ol the Auxil 
iary. During it we shall meet in the Triennial, and oui 
United Thank Offering o£ 1922 will be presented. It is goou 
to know from the reports that have reached us that lut 
amount in hand is more than $122,00U greater than that lu 
hand at this time beiore the last Triennial. You will re 
member that during the months before the Offering o. 
1919," we made a special effort in a " victory Offering' anu 
now we are suggesting that we gather a "Peace Offering . 
There are to be two new leaflets — one consisting oi meth 
ods tor interesting persons, and the other a short "popu 
lar" explanation ot the Peace Thank Offering. Let us al 
do' our utmost lor this Offering of 1922. Probably the besi 
thing that we can do is to see that every woman in oui 
parish knows of this opportunity to' make a Peace Thanh 
Offering. Arguing by the splendid success of the Emei) 
Fund (now over $91,000), we shall have a wonderful Offer 
ing fo'r Portland. 

Besides urging special work for the United Thank Offer 
ing, the Auxiliary branches are asked to do some othei 
things. The Executive Board suggests that we send bach 
by Madam Yajima, who broiight a message to President 
Harding, a message to the women of Japan. We asked 
the Women's Boards of Missions to do this too, sc; that 
this message of good will may go from many thousand 
Christian women of America. Will you get signatures 
to the enclosed resolution and return it as soon as pos- 

The Executive Board also resolved that the Auxiliary 
should join in observing the first Friday in Lent, Marcti 
3rd, as a Day of Prayer for Missions. This is the day chos 
en by the Council of Women for Home Missions and the 
Federation ai Women's Boards for Foreign Missions, and it 
is to be observed too by the women in Canada. It seem& 
most fitting that we should keep the day. 

Those branches which have their annual meeting no'w 
should remember it is in order to elect or appoint five dele 
gates to the Triennial in Portland. 

■ Yc'u have already received the request that your annuai 
report should be returned to us as soon as possible, bui 
we urge upon you again the impoTtance of this, and alsc 
the necessity for a full and correct list of officers, in ordei 
that our files may be up-tc'-date. 

Those of you who have known Miss Helen Hendricks 
during her work as Recruiting Secretary will be sorry tc 
bear that she has felt obliged to resign her office, but we 
are glad to say that she will be a member of some ot the 
Woman's Auxiliary Committees and will, of course, continue 
her interest in the work. 

It seems impossible to close this letter without a word 
about that deeply interesting question of the future of thi. 
Woman's Auxiliary in relation to the Church Service 
League, and yet we cannot make a definite statement unti. 
the Joint Committee appointed to study this question re 
ports to the Presiding Bishop and Council. We take the 
responsibility, however, of saying that we believe the Auxil- 
iary may be entirely at ease over the probable solution 
It seems likely that the League will be continued as a mosl 
valuable method of drawing the workers in the Church to 
gether, and that at the same time the Auxiliary will con 

tinue to do its present work. As sOon as we can, we wil 
bcnd you a fuller statement. 

Faithfully yours, . , 

Executive Secretary. 


Whereas it has pleased our heavenly Father to take from 
us Mrs. Maria L. W. Drane, the beloved wife and faithfu 
supporter in his good work of our Rector the Rev. Robert B 
Drane, D.D., we, the vestry, resolve that we bow in humble 
submission to the will of our Master, and lamenting in 
common with the whole community the loss that has come 
to us, extend to the bereaved husband and family our 
deep sympathy in their affliction and direct our secretar.) 
tc send a copy of these resolutions to Dr. Drane and hi- 
children and that a copy be sent to the Mission Herald. 

Secretary S't. Paul's Parish, Edenton, N. C. 

January 9, 1922. 


Having been charged with the chairmanship of a specia 
commission on recruiting for life work (including the min 
istry) in this diocese, 1 am Offering the following sugges 
tions fcT Lent, which each parish is requested to adopt in 
vshole or in part, if the rector and others think well C 
them. This may be done at the regular sessions of the 
Church School, the Church School Service League, the 
Church Service League, the Girls Friendly Society, the 
Junior (and Senior) Brotherhood of St. Andrew, or by 
means of special Lenten conferences or services in the 

Suggestions: — (1) Write to the undersigned (or to 281 
Fourth Ave., N. Y.) for leaflet No. 42.50, "Recruiting Boys 
and Girls for Church Work" and booklet, "But Why 

(2) Appoint a standing committee whose duty it will 
be to put before select boys and girls the great subjec' 
of (a) the ministry (b) volunteering for missions at horn* 
and abroad (c) social service and other work of the Church 
(This committee should keep a list of all suitable younj 
people who might be led into life service for the church 
and should place said names in the hands of the rector.) 

(3) Rector might make one or more talks before Churcl 
School, etc., during Lent, or make a series Of talks, on Lift 
Work for God. 

(4) Rector or lay speaker from every parish and mission 
asked to appear before city or town high school, or college 
Or other institution of learning, at least once during Lent 
and present the call of the sacred ministry and other life 
work for the Church, to the student body. 

(4) Organize Discussion Groups for regular discussion of 
the call of the Church to her service, with special papers 
prepared on the subject by older boys or girls. 

(5) Arrange parish supper and conference, list names o. 
those suitable to attend summer conferences. Brotherhood 
gatherings, camps, etc., and have rector and committee tc 
advise with and to keep in personal sympathetic touch 
with promising young people of parish, and "follow up' 
all efforts initiated for enlistment in Church work. 

(6) Have corporate communion during Lent for boys anc 
girls and adults who may be listed and may be expected 
to take up a vocation in and for the Church. 

The Church has now only one clergyman to every 2,20( 
or more communicants and she has not enough deaconesses, 
nurses, medteal missionary volunteers, educational and 
social service leaders. The adoption of some such plan as 
the above would help to solve a grave problem. 


Red Springs, N. C. 




An Opinion From The Chancellor of the Diocese. 

Wilmington, N. C, January 26, 1922. 
Rt. Rev. T. C. Darst, 

Orange Street, City. 

My dear Bishop: I acknowledge your letter of January 
6, in which you state that ycu will be glad to have me ex- 
press my opinion as Chancellor on "just what constitutes 
a communicant." 

I am glad to do so herewith. 

As you indicate in your letter, there is considerable dis- 
parity of opinion as to the exact definitic'n of "a communi 
cant." The word is defined by Webster as — 

"one who partakes of, or is entitled to partake of 
the sacrament of the Lord's S'upper — a churchman." 

The Century dictionary gives substantially the same deti 
nition. Those definitions are adetjuate fc^r general use anc 
are accurate so far as they go. For our purpose they can be 
used only as a starting point. 

Under the previsions of the rubric at the end of the con 
firmation oflice, anyone may partake of the sacrament who 
has been or is ready and desirous to be ccnflrmed. It is 
therefore, obvious that the above definition is slightly inac 
curate when it states that anyc'ne who is entitled to partake 
of the sacrament is a communicant. This is so because 
one may be ready and desirous to be confirmed and thereby 
be entitled to partake o'f the sacrament, but never having 
done so cannot logically or fairly claim the status of a com 

The Church provides for the establishment of this status 
in the ordinary and proper manner — 

1st — Baptism, 

2nd— Confirmation, 

3rd — Partaking of the sacrament. 

I am c'f the opinion that a communicant, as the word it 
technically used, embraces only those persons who havt 
proceeded in this orderly and legal course to establish tht 
status. I am further ctf the opinion that all three steps are 

It does not seem to me appropriate to class a person whc 
has not been confirmed as a communicant, even though hs 
may have partaken of the sacrament. I understand that tht 
history of this rubric is that it was adopted before the Refor 
mation, at a time when church members were neglecting 
ccmfirmation and were partaking of the sacrament withou. 
being confirmed; that the purpose of the rubric was to force 
such persous to ccme to the Bishop for confirmation in order 
to be entitled to partake of the Communion. The privilege 
allowed c'ne "ready and desirous to be confirmed" should 
not, therefore, in my opinion, be construed as establishing 
the status of a communicant without confirmaticn. 

The next question for consideration is, does this status 
as cCmmunicant continue after one has been baptized, con 
firmed, and has partaken of the sacrament? This question 
becomes pertinent in our Diccese because Stection 5 of 
Canon 22 provides that in making up Parish records, only 
those persons shall be reported as communicants who have 
communed within three years last passed. 

Section 5, in question, reads as fellows: 

"Communicants to be Reported: In making the 
above reports, all communicants shall be included, 
except those v/ho have been repelled by proper 
authority, and those who have not received the 
Holy Communion for three (3) years last past; 
provided sufficient opportunity has been given for 
the reception of the Holy Communion." 

I am of the opinion that this section o'f our Canons does 
not deprive a communicant of his status as such because 

he has not communed for three years last past, but only 
directs that in listing the communicants in a parish, those 
communicants who have not so communed shall not be in 
eluded in the list. I am further of the opinion that the 
status of a communicant having cnce been established ;n 
accordance with the law of the Church, by baptism, con 
firmation, and participation in the sacrament, will continue 
as the status of such person until he shall have been legallj 
repelled by proper authc/rity. The grounds for 'egally re 
pelling one from the Communion are set out in the rubri. 
at the beginning of the Communion office. Without dis 
cussing them in detail, it is sufficient to say that they d<. 
not include failure to partake of the sacrament v/ithin three 
years. They specify certain definite acts which will justify 
the Rector in refusing the Communion to' an individual 
v/ho is guilty or who he believes to be guilty o'f the acth 
indicated, but the rubric requires that the refusal m.ust be 
reported to the Bishop and Canon 40, Section (ii) of tht 
General Church provides fc/r an investigation thereafter 
One who has been so legally repelled and who, after investi 
gation, has been found guilty, will, in my opinion, lose hit 
status as a communicant. 

There is one other basis provided by the Canons of the 
General Church for depriving a communicant of his status 
as such to-wit: Canon 40, Secticm IV, which authorizes a 
Minister to refuse the Communion to one who has been 
"married otherwise than as the Word of Go'd and the dis 
cipline of this Church allow." This Canon provides, however 
that this matter must be referred to the Bishop for his 
Godly counsel. If it is so referred and the communicant 
is found guilty of a vio'lation, I am of the opinion that his 
status as a communicant may be lost. 

Otherwise than as above, a communicant duly qualifiec 
may not be deprived Oi this status by mere failure to aval, 
himself of this privilege for the period of tbree years, and 
the effect of Section 5 of Canon 22 of the Diocese of East 
Carolina is merely to direct Rectors as to the communicants 
whc; shall be included in their reports. 

The foregoing constitutes my opinion on the question pre- 

Yours very truly, 

ChanceloT, Diocese of East Carolina. 


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By Gerge C. White, Louisville, Ky. 
Read at Sewanee Conference, 1921. 

It is a strange thing to' understand why so many men in 
the business world are of the opinion that because of their 
occupation for six days they feel that it is not their duty 
to attend the services of the Church. If because of their 
position in life this were true it is not hard to co'nceive that 
about all the men of the Universe would not engage in other 
lines because of this privilege. 

In speaking of the business man I am thinking of the 
average man in a busy office who can be seen at his desk 
from 8 a. m. until 5 p. m. daily and c'n Saturday half the 
day. He has been engaged in business long enough to as 
sume a place of responsibility and is of sufficient importance 
to the firm not to punch a time clock. 

It is needless to say that a man of this kind will naturally 
be interested in keeping his work up and if the head o'f a 
department will see that his subordinates have theirs up 
as well. With all matters attended to and work in good 
order it is only natural to assume that he is at liberty to use 
any extra time that he niay have as he sees fit. By analyz- 
ing an entire week it would be easy to see that the average 
man dc'es not have as hard a time as he might desire to 
paint the picture. 

When Sunday ccmes he feels that because of his days of 
labor, as he expresses it, that he is rightfully entitled to a 
day of rest. True he is, but in referring to a day of rest 
he means to satisfy his body and not the Spiritual side of 
his life. The average business man of to-day is starving 
his Soul to refresh his bo'dy.- 

By referring to history we find that not a bank or any 
places of business are found in a non-christian country and 
this would warrant our closest attention but it does net 
The barbarian or uncivilized human who knows nothing 
about Christianity will not trust you. He will barter or 
trade with you but this is the extent of business ideas. 

Physicians agree that on the average of every seven days 
the body needs refreshing^ a change from the usual grind 
of a week's work. They admit the importance of physical 
recreation and also that of spiritual. In the city of BostCn 
there is a Church which cares for more people in a nervous 
run down condition than any one Hospital. It is of reccft-d 
that drunkards have been cured after the attendance of a 
few services. This Church is in Constant touch with the 
Physicians of the above mentioned city. If the Church 
can do such things for sick people is not it a natural as- 
sumption that there is a great deal in it for the normal man. 
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. 

In the first place the commission was given that we 
should g,0 into all the world to preach and to teach and to J 
heal. No distinction was made as to who should carry on 
this work. Even though we all may not be Missionaries to'l 
foreign lands we are certainly expected to do onir level best^* 
where ever we may be. 

It is admitted by some of the best business men of to-day| 
that when they have gone to God in Prayer, not just for per [ 
sonal things, but problems of business they have been! 
shown the way out of difficulties. This open and frank| 
admission should be sufficient for many, but it is not. 

We hear the complaint often that there are hypocritepj 
in the Church and for this reaso'n they do not attend. This] 
excuse is such a poor one that in the writer's opinion it| 
clearly defines the one offering it as an alibi. 

We go to Church to worship God ; to make a public confes-l 
sion of our Faith, to hear Go'd's Holy Word, to pray, tol 
receive the Holy Communion, and to be instructed in Chris-] 
tian Living'. These reasons are not just for Ministers. Theo-j 
logical Students, Women and children but for men of allj 
walks of life. Christ has truly said "Come unto me, all ve| 
that travail and are heavy laden, and I will refresh ycm." 

It is and should be a pleasure for us to attend the ser-l 
vices of the Church for the Lord has said "Ye who do ear-' 

nestly repent you of your sins shall be forgiven." We were 
taught in our childhood to believe o'n God and we should 
not perish, it is just as true to-day, the Lord is the same 
yesterday, to-day and always. 

The beauty of the Church and its services as well as thefi 
S'gnificance is evidently lost sight of by many business men 

If our Church is to grow it is as little as the men can do 
when they set go'od examples by Church attendance. The 
boys and the young men are always aiming to do the things 
the older men do and it is of greatest impo'rtance that they 
are a real and living part of the Church. 

The organization of the Church cannot function unless 
there are able men witli sound ideas to serve on many ccm- 
mittees such as Vestrymen, Lay Readers, members of the 
choir, Treasurer's office, etc. 

If the men are not in the Churches we all know that its 
growth cannot be expected. 

When the business man begins to realize that God will 
help him at all times and in all places many of the obstacles 
that confront him today will be ironed out and he will 
begin to see things in an entirely different 'ight. Until that 
time he will continue to experience the difficulties so 
many of them are having in their daily lives. 

Let us take God into our confidence on all matters for he 
knows all things even Cur most secret thoughts. And then 
will we reap the desired results which before or in the past 
have been hidden in the land of Utopia. 


At the Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the 
American Church Building Fund Commission held on Jan- 
uary 19, 1922, the reports for the year shewed much largei 
operations than in any other year of the history of the or 

Forty-nine Loans were made during the year in the sum 
of $243,265, and twelve other loans were promised, amount- 
ing to $46,375, which latter have not yet been called for. 

Gifts were granted to- complete building operations at 
thirty-five points in the sum of $18,150, while twenty-two 
other Gifts, amounting to- $23,625 were promised and will 
be paid when called for. 

Four Grants were made and promised in the sum of $3,25C 

In all provision was made for the erection of twenty-six 
Churches, thirty-four Rectories and nineteen Parish Houses, 
together with seven combinatio'n buildings or groups of 

The Permanent Fund has been increased during the year 
by the sum of $6,862.36, of which $5,000 was received 
through a legacy and the balance through the offerings ol 
the Church for the work, and is now $673,732.69. 

The Trustees call particular attention to the many de 
mands made upon the Fund as indicated by the loans mnde 
and promised thrcugh the year, and also by the fact that 
requests for Loans aggregating $300,000 could not be con 
sidered because of lack of funds. These conditions show 
both the usefulness of the Fund and the pressing need foi 
an increase of the same if the Commissio-n is at all to 
keep up with the demands which are made upon it. It is the 
aim of the Trustees in the current year to bring these 
needs to the attention of Church people, see?:ing both a 
present and future increase of the Fund throueh offerings 
and legacies so that the Organization may be able to meet 
the increasing demands made upo-n it by expanding mis- 
sionary activities and by the growing national conscious 
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Notice of Meeting of Annual 

The Thirty-Ninth Annual Council of the 
Diocese of ^ast Carolina will be held in St. 
Stephen's Church, Goldshoro, N. C, Tuesday 
and Wednesday, April 25th and 26th, 1922. 

The several Departments will meet on Mon- 
day, April 24'th, and a meeting of the Bishop 
and' Executive Council will be held on Thurs- 
day, April 27th. 

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/Iftarcb, 1922 

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No. 3 




The city of Goldsboro had its beginning in the year 1848_ superseding an earlier village, Waynesboro, 
which was deserted atterward. 

St. Stephen's Parish was organized in December, 1853. Of the families of the founders only the names 
Collier and Dortch survive on the register. 

The Rev. Frederick Fitzgerald was the Rector who built the present Church building, completed in 1857 
and opened for worship by Bishop Atkinson. The Bishop's sermon at this service, so the contempo- 
rary account says, was on the subject of "future punishment"! 

The Diocesan convention met in St. Stephen's in the year 1859, from May 4th to 9th. At this time the 
Church was consecrated. 

St. Stephen's has been ministered to by the following clergy: Rev. Messrs. Frederick Fitzgerald, 
W. C. Hunter, G. W. Stickney, .J. W. Larmon, Geo. W. Dame, J. M. Hillyar, Charles L. Arnold, Chas. 
L. Hoffman, Stewart McQueen, W. T. Loveless^ C. A. S'ummerville, F. H. T. Horsefield, J. G. Buskie, J. H. 
Dickinson, John M. Roheson, J. H. Gibboney and the present Rector. 



"O live ye by the Kalendar, 
And with the good ye dwell; 
The Spirit that came down on them, 
Will Lighten you as well." — Bishop Coxe. 

March 25 — Annunciation B. V. M. (White) 

26 — Fourth Sunday in Lent (Violet) 

April 2 — Fifth Sunday in Lent (Violet) 

9 — Sixth Sunday in Lent (Palm Sunday) (Violet) 

10 — Monday before Easter 

11 — Tuesday before Easter 

12 — Wednesday before Easter 

13 — Maunday Thursday 

14— Good Friday (Black) 

15— Easter even (Violet. White for H. C.) 

16— Easter Day (White) 

17 — Easter Monday 

18 — Easter Tuesday. 

The Bishop's Letter. 

On Sunday, February the fifth, I preached, confirmed 
eight persons presented by the minister in charge, Rev. 
Harvey A. Cox and celebrated Holy Communion in St. Phil- 
ip's Church, Sunset Park, Wilmington. 

St. Philip's is the youngest mission in the diocese and 
while we are not expecting rapid growth in that su'ouro 
owing to the closing of the ship yards, the work is moving 
forwaid steadily under the leadership of Mr. Cox. 

On Wednesday, the eighth^ I attended a meeting of the 
Board of Managers of the Thompson Orphanage at Char- 
lotte. The principal business of the day was the election 
of the Superintendent to succeed the Rev. W. J. Smith, 
who after many years, of faithful service, has resigned. 
It is of great interest to the people of our diocese to know 
that the Rev. George F. Hill, Rector of Christ Church, Eliza- 
beth City, was unanimously elected to the position, and 
should he accept, we may be sure that the Orphanage, so 
dear to our hearts, will continue to go on to even greater 
heights of seivice and helpfulness. 

On Friday, the tenth, I arrived in Beaufort in time to 
attend the last service of the Mission that the Rev. W. R. 
Noe had been conducting in St. Paul's that week. It is 
needless to add that the Mission was helpful and that Mr. 
Noe's sermons and addresses made a hne impression on 
those who were privileged to hear him. 

On Sunday, the twelfth, in St. Paul's, Beaufort, I assisted 
Dr. Lay in the Holy Communion service at 8 a. m. ; preach- 
ed and c'oniirmed eight persons, presented by Dr. Lay at 
11 a. m.; preached in St. Clement's Mission at 3 p. m. and 
again in St. Paul's at 7 p. m. 

It was a reasonably busy day, but as Dr. Lay is one of 
the youngest and most vigorous of our Clergy, it is not easy 
to be idle while sojourning in his parish. 

I left Beaufort on the morning of the thirteenth, and I 
have a well founded suspicion that the Doctor started in 
to prepare another class that day, as I am to go back to 
him tor another confirmation service on April the third. 

On Monday night, the thirteenth, I had the privilege of 
delivering an address to the Masons of Goldsboro. 

Having received an invitation to visit some dear friends 
and former parishioners, now living in Miami, Florida, I 
left for that Summer land on Wednesday, the fifteenth, 
stopping over in Jacksonville for a brief visit to our good 
friend, the former rector of St. Paul'.s Church, Wilmington, 
Rev. Ambler M. Blackford. 

Mr. Blackford is in charge of The Church Home for 
Boys in South .Jacksonville, and he and Mrs. Blackford 
are quite happy in their important and worth while work. 

The Home, situated on the St. John's river, is very beauti- 
ful and complete^ and one could not but wish that other 
Dioceses might, through the generosity of highly privi- 
leged Churchmen, establish similar homes for worthy boys 
and girls, who otherwise might never have a chance. 

Going on to Miami on Friday, the seventeenth, I spent 
lour happy and restful days with Mr. and Mrs. William 
lE. Spruill and their charming family. 

Mr. and Mrs. Spruill are North Carolinians, but I first 
knew them when they were my close neighbors and loyal 
parishioners in Newport News, Virginia. 

On Sunday, the nineteenth, at 9:30 a. m., I attended the 
Hon. William Jennings Bryan's Outdoor Bible Class in 
Royal Palm Park, Miami. About four thousand people 
were present and Mr. Bryan gave an elocfuent and helpful 
lecture on the Changing of Naaman the leper. Just to let 
you know 1 did not consider my religious duty performed 
for the day by hearing Mr. Bryan, I might add that I at- 
tended Trinity Church, Miami, at 11, and a smaller church 
m the suburbs at 8 — I wish that I had the time to tell you 
something of the wonderful beauty of Southern Florida at 
this season of the year, but that is impossible with the 
limits of this letter. I must add, though, that the little 
trip, brief as it was, was very beneficial, and I am in far 
better condition for the heavy duties of the next few 
months than I would have been had I not accepted the in- 
\ itation 01 my good friends. 

On Sunday, the twenty-sixth, at 11 a. m., I preached and 
confiiiued eight persons presented by the rector. Rev. 
Thomas F. Opie, in St. Stephen's Church, Red Springs. 
The work at St. Stephen's has taken on new life under Mr. 
Opie's leadership, and there is no reason why this flourish- 
ing mission should not be received as a parish in the near 

On the afternoon of the twenty-sixth, I preached and 
coulirmed three persons, presented by Mr. Opie In at. 
Matthew's Church, Maxton. Here, as in Red Springs, tne 
congregation is alive and in earnest, and we have every 
reason to hope for real and continued growth. 

Praying that the blessing of God may rest upon all of 
the special services to be held in the diocese during tnis 
Lenten season, and that we may through prayer and seli- 
deuial, make it possible for the blessed Christ to manifest 
Himself more perfectly in our lives. I am. 

Yours faithfully and affectionately, 



March 12-17 — Mission, Grace Church, Morganton, N. C. 

March 19— St. Gabriel's, Faison, A. M.; St. Paul's, Clin- 
ton, P. M. 

March 23 — Grace Church, Plymouth, P. M. 

March 24 — St. Luke's, Roper, P. M. 

March 26 — St. James', Belhaven A. M. and P. M. 

April 2— Christ Church, Elizabeth City, A. M. and P. M. 

April 3— St. Pauls, Beaufort, P. M. 

April 9 — St. Peter's, Washington, A. M. 

April 10-14 — Noon-Day services, Garrick Theatre, Phila- 

April 16 — Good Shepherd, Wilmington, A. M.; St. John's, 
Wilmington, P. M. 

April 18— Christ Church, Hope Mills, P. M. 

April 23 — St. James', Wilmington, a. m.; High S'chool ser- 
mon, Burgaw, P. M. 

April 25-27 — Annual meeting, Diocesan Council, St. 
Stephen's Church, Goldsboro. 

April 30— St. John's, Fayetteville A. M. ; St. Phillip, Camp- 
bellton P. M. 

A southern archdeacon who is chaplain of the state peni- 
tentiary reports that of the last twenty preachers he has 
had for the men, thirteen preached about the Prodigal S'on. 



Rev. William O. Cone, Rector of St. Stephen's Church, 
Goldsboro, was born and educated in New Jersey. After 
graduation from the General Theological Seminary in New 
York, he was ordained deacon and priest in Colorado, where 
he had a group of missions, and afterwards a parish for 
fifteen years. He removed to the Diocese of Quincy, Ills., 
in 1908, and became chaplain and instructor in St. Mary's 
School, Knoxville, and was later transferred to parochial 
work in the city of Quincy, becoming dean of St. John's 
Cathedral in 19H, where he remained until his removal to 
Goldsboro in 1921. He was married to Miss Elizabeth M. 
Booth, of Maryland^ in 1893, and their daughter, Miss Vir- 
ginia, resides at the rectory. 


Due to the splendid work done by treasurers, executive 
secretaries, chairmen and hundreds of other workers in 
dioceses and parishes, the receipts for December of ap- 
proximately $900,000 have enabled us to close the year 
without a deficit despite the unusual business depression. 
The sincere thanks of all the general officers of the Church 
&re hereby extended to all who have made this result pos- 

Vice-President and Treasurer. 

February 15, 1922. 


Interesting Account of Activities of A Live Mission. 
(By Rev. Harvey A. Cox.) 

At the request of the Editor of the Herald, this 
letter is sent for publication, giving some account of 
the work at the Ascension, in the hope that our 
people throughout the Diocese may get a clearer 
idea of what is being done at this Mission, and of 
its needs and possibilities. 

It may be of interest to the readers of tlie Herald 
to know that the Church of the Ascension is a strug- 
gling Mission in the southern part of the city sup- 
ported largely by the general Church, and especially 
aided by the various Parishes of our Church in Wil- 
mington. It is not yet self-supporting; this is the 
ideal toward which we are working. 

There are six organizations at the Ascension, all of 
which are doing excellent work. We have the small- 
er Girls Friendly under the efficient direction of 
Mrs. H .J. MacMillan. This work is most important 
in training the small girls to become members of the 
larger Girls Friendly Society. 

The larger Girls Friendly meets every Monday 
evening with Miss Mary Lucas Cantwell of whose 
faithful and zealous efforts we cannot speak too 
appreciatively. There are thirty-two members in 
this organization, and they are very enthusiastic 
over their work. 

In connection with the larger Girls Friendly a 
troop of Girl Scouts has been organized, the first 
hike to be taken the afternoon of the 11th of March. 
We have a troop of Boy Scouts on the way, but as 
yet we do not have our charter. Watch out, boys, 
and don't let the girls get ahead of you. They are 
on the ,iob, and we must keep up with them. 

The Parish Guild of which Mrs. C. L. Spooner is 
president deserves especial mention. This organ- 
ization is doing splendid work since it was re-organ- 
ized some weeks ago. There are now three groups, 
each .group meeting once a week under the direc- 
tion of its leader at the home of one of the mem- 
bers. At this home meeting the good women cut 
and make quilt blocks which they sell for a penny apiece. 
All the groups meet every Tuesday afternoon at the church 
for making reports and for further work. Since the re-or- 
ganization of the Guild, the three leaders of the circles, 
Mrs. T. H. Nichols, Mrs. Archie Marine, and Mrs. C. L. 
S'pooner. have turned over to the Rector $1(>.35 for payment 
of long-standing accounts. The banner circle is that under 
the direction of Mrs. T. H. Nichols which has set the high 
mark for the other circles. Let us hope that fhe other 
circles will come up to this high mark, and we believe 
they will. 

The Woman's Auxiliary under the comijetent leadership 
of Mrs. H. C. Prince is faithfully working for a Parish 
House for the Ascension, one of the most urgent needs we 
have at the present time. The present Sunday School room 
is too small to take care of our growing Sunday School. 
The Auxiliary is patiently working for this much-needed 
Parish House. 

A very kind and generous friend presented us recently 
v.ith a bell which we greatly ajii^reciate. We thank Mr. Otto 
Lehman for this valued gift and we feel grateful not only 
for the bell itself, but also for the spirit of love and service 
which prompted him to give it. 

Of especial interest is the approaching marriage of Mr. 
George C. Field, our Scoutmaster of the Boy Scouts, and 
Miss Tda Pearl Marine, one of our faithful Sunday School 
teachers. We wish then in advance a life full of happiness 
and devoted service for our Master. 
A word must be said about our Junior Choir. There are 


twenty-two meiTibers of the regular choir, boys and girls, 
young men and young women, who make the services so 
full of the spirit of praise and worship with their hearty 
singing. We are proud of our choir, and we hope that they 
will always feel that they render an important service by 
their singing. 

All our services thus far during Lent have been of a Leu- 
ten character, but our real Lenten service is on Wednes- 
day evening at 7:30, at which time our people, a part of 
them at least, bring in their Self-denial Envelopes and pre- 
sent them to God. This service is hearty and well attended, 
and we greatly enjoy it. 

The work at the Ascension, on the whole, is coming along 
very well, but we solicit the continued support of our people 
throughout the Diocese. Without loyal help and encourage- 
ment from them the work cannot prosper as it should. 
This is an important part of the Church's work in the city, 
and we pray for support and co-operation, that it may grow 
and develop for the Master's glory. 


Commends the Life and Example of WMson Grey Lamb. 

At a meeting of the Wardens and Ve.^try of the Cuurch 
of the Advent, Williamston, North Carolina, held March 5. 
1922, the minute was adopted: 

The Wardens and Vestry of the Church of the Advent 
mindful of the loss which this rarish, communitv, diocese, 
state and Church at large have sustained in the death of 
the Flon. Wilson Grey Lamb, do place on record this ex- 
pression of their appreciation of his life and labors. 

For nearly fifty-four years Wilson G. Lamb was a faith- 
ful and conscientious communicant (;f this parish, and for 
a period of fifty years — an experience and an honor that 
come to but few hov/evor faithful — he served as S'enior 

It is a pleasure to us to remember and to record that 
though he felt the necessity of giving nn his wardenship 
at the end of a half-century of service, he was. when the 
end of his life came, a vestryman of the parish. 

Beyond the work in the home field, he was a conspicuous 
figure in the Councils and Conventions of the Church, 
and at various times was a lav deputy to the General 
Convention from the Diocese of East Carolina. 

In all duties, occupations and responsibilities he gave 
himself untiringly, and he perfoimed them with the clear 
vision and with the good effect oT a of inflexible in- 
tegrity and blameless life. 

Wise in counsel, generous in support, faithful in its 
duties, ne was a fine type of the loyal, practical Church- 
man, and he has passed to hi.^ reward in the lipeness of 
age, in the confidence of a certain faith, and in perfect 
charity with tne world. 

In keeping with the two great objects of his devotion, 
it is interestmg to note that his death occurred on Feb- 
ruary 22, Washington's Birthday, and his burial on Feb- 
ruary 24, the Feast of St. Matthias. 

Even on his death-bed he bore witness to his love for the 
("hurch, her faith, worship, Sacraments, an] to the cer- 
tainty and comfort they brought to him. 

Truly, he- fought the good tight, and, having finished 
his course in faith, he now rests from his labors. 

In this community, he was an example to all of a life 
V, ell lived, well spent in the service of fraternity. Church 
and State. 

In this parish, he wa'- a faithi'ul officer, a zealous wor- 
shipper, a wise adviser and generous benefactor. He gave 
to his Church the best that was in him, and it is with heavy 
hearts that we realize that his seat is empty; and his mem- 
ory is treasured by us with gratitude and high respect. 

To his children and grand-children we tender our sincere 

sympathy; their great consolation must be in the rich 
legacy of his love, sacrL'ice and devotion to them, in his 
honored name, and in the good works done by him. 

May The blessed Lord grant him the rest and refresh- 
ment of Paradise, and, at the last, a share in the inhori 
tance of His Saints in Light. 

Resolved — That a copy of this minute be sent to his fam- 
ily, to The Mission Herald, Tlie Carolina Churchman and 
The Southern Churchman, and that it be read at the main 
ser\fice of the Sunday following. 
By the Committee. 



Enrollment of Intercessors and Proportionate Givers Urged. 

To the Clergy o£ ^East Carolina: 

Our Lenten program is composed of three main di- 
visions, and is, we believe, more constructive than any we 
have before attempted to carry out. 

First: The enrollment of Intercessors, and the enrollment 
of Porportionate Givers ought to be completed in every 
Parish as early as possible. The cards of those so enrolled 
should be sent to me immediately after Easter at the 
latest, so that I may be able to report to the National Of- 
fice at the time they have designated. These enrollments 
mav be made a fairly accurate gauge of the real consecra- 
tion and devotion of our people. 

S'econd: The Discussion Group Meetings should be con- 
tinued with regularity. The importance of this can hardly 
be over-emphasized. We noticp that whenever the Discu.s- 
sion Groups are allowed to languish, an increasing indiffer- 
ence in every part of Church activity follows, but when 
maintained they have never failed to keep up the interest 
and to stimulate the spirituality of the Church. 

The Presiding Bishop and Council have issued two pa- 
per-covered booklets for these Group Meetings. They are 
entitled, "The Task of the Church", and "The Task of the 
Church With Suggestions to Leaders of IMscussion Groups." 
Twenty-five cents sent to the National Office of the N. W. 
C, 281 Fourth Ave., New York City, will procure them both, 
and we sincerely hope thev will have a large circulation 
in our Diorese as they cover the whole field — Missions and 
Church Extension: Religious Education; and Christian 
Social Service. 

Third: The Lenten Self-Denial offering Ins already been 
called to your attention, and further information may be 
found in the article, "The Outlook in East Carolina," by 
Rev. James E. W. Cook, in the February issue of the Mis- 
sion Herald. 

We trust you will remind your people of its purpose as 
frequently as possible during Lent. Its success will depend 
on your presentation of it. We rely on you also to person- 
ally see that the offering is collected and remitted weeklj 
to the Diocesan Treasurer. 

This Self-Denial Offering will show the Bishop and Ex- 
ecutive Council just how far they can go in making ap- 
propriations for the balance of the year's work. The ap- 
propriations made in January were for the first three 
months only, and unless our people are encouraged to re- 
spond generously, there is grave danger of reduction in 
salaries and retrenchment of work. It is thus a matter of 
vital interest to the Clergy as well as to the laity that the 
Lenten Offering be made of primary importance. 

We can, in these ways, make this Season the beginning 
of a fuller consecration and of a larger vision for our- 
selves, our people, our Diocese and the whole Church. 
Very sincerely, 

Executive Secretary,, 



Statement of Amounts Paid on the N. W. C. Pledges to 
March 3rd, 1922. 

Location and Parish. 1922 I'ledge. 

Atkinson, St. Thomas : . .$ 320.00 

Aurora, Holy Cross 210 . 00 

Ayden, St. James 372.00 

Bath, St. Thomas 100 . 00 

Beaufort, St. Paul 467.00 

Bellhaven, St. James 450.00 

Bonnerton, St. John 100.00 

Chocowinity, Trinity 116 . 00 

Creswell, St. David 800.00 

Clinton, St. Paul 400 . 00 

Edenton, S't. Paul 4-000.00 

Elizabeth City, Christ Church 2335.00 

Fayette ville, St. John 4500 . 00 

Fayettevile, St. Joseph 1025.00 

Gatesville, St. Mary 258 . 00 

Goldsboro, St. Stephen 1200.00 

Greenville, St. Paul 1000.00 

Grifton, St. John 348.00 

Hamilton, St. Martin 480.00 

Hertford, Holy Trinity 700 . 00 

Hope Mills, Christ Church... 120.00 

Jessama, Zion 150 . 00 

Kinston, St. Mary 3200 . 00 

Lake Landing, S't. George 150.00 

New Bern Christ Church 3000.00 

New Bern, St. Cyprian 500.00 

Plymouth, Grace Church 1100.00 

Roper, St. Luke 325.00 

Seven Springs,Holy Innocents 300.00 

Southport, St. Philip 378 . 00 

Vanceboro, St. Paul 150.00 

Washington, St. Peter 3000.00 

Williamston, Advent 540 . 00 

Wilmington, Good Shepherd. . 500.00 

Wilmington, S't. James 12660.00 

Wilmington, St. John 3000.00 

Wilmington, St. Mark 590 . 00 

Wilmington, St. Paul 1700 . 00 

Windsor, St. Thomas 1000 . 00 

Winton, St. John 210.00 

Woodville, Grace Church 620.00 

Belhaven.'st. Mary 250.00 

Bunyan, St. Stephen 50.00 

Burgaw, S't. Mary 140.00 

Columbia, St. Andrew 280.00 

Edenton, St. John 250.00 

Edward, Redeemer 75.00 

Elizabeth City, St. Philip 75.00 

Fairfield, All Saints 50.00 

Faison, St. Gabriel 50.00 

Farmville, Emmanuel 580.00 

Kinston, St. Augustine 160.00 

Luraberton, Trinity 240.00 

Maxton, S't. Matthew 200 . 00 

North West, All Souls 220.00 

Red Springs, St. Stephen 200.00 

Roxobel, St.' Mark 188.00 

Sladesville, St. John 10.00 

Snow Hill, St. Barnabas 460.00 

S'unbury, St. Peter 78.00 

Trenton, Grace Church 150.00 

Warsaw, Calvary 100 . 00 

Washington, St. Paul 167.00 

Winterville, St. Luke 240 . 00 

Yeatesville, St. Matthew 97.00 

Aurora, St. Jude 25.00 

Avoca, Holy Innocents 180.00 

Paid to Mar. ord 












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Location and Parish. 1922 Pledge. Paid to Mar. 3rd 

Beaufort, St. Clement 26.00 

Greenville, St. Andrew 120.00 

Goldsboro, St. Andrew 60.00 

Jasper, St. Thomas 50.00 

Oriental, St. Thomas 40.00 

Murtreesboro, S't. Barnabas . . 49.00 

Pikeville, Mission 100.00 

Roper, St. Ann 100.00 

Swan Quarter, Calvary 50.00 

Whiteville, Grace Church 85.00 127.35 

Wrigihtsviile, Lebanon 100.00 20.21 

Pollocksville, Mission 50.00 

Morehead City, Mission 60.00 

Wilmington, Ascension 100.00 


Some of these payments were doubtless intended on 
account of last year. With accrued indebtedness on hand 
of nearly $7,000 — with income of $3,000 per month provided 
against a budget of $7,000 per month, whither are we tend- 
ing? The income for the past two months just about pays 
the stipends. T. D. M. 


Mr. Noe's Mission at St. Paul's Does Much Good. 

(By Rev. G. W. Lay.) 

In spite of the very unfortunate weather, the Rev. Wal- 
ter R. Noe conducted a very successful Mission in St. 
Paul's Church, February 5th to 10th. There was a celeljra- 
tion of the Holy Communion each morning, a young peo 
pie's service with an average attendance of 25 in the after- 
noon, and the evening service with sermon with an average 
attendance of 50. AH were instructed and stimulated, 
and the after-effects will be most helpful. 

The Bishop visited the parish on Sunday, February 12th, 
preached morning and evening and confirmed a class of 
eight young people. He also visited St. Clement's in the 
afternoon and preached. It is hardly necessary to add that 
his sermons were of the highest order of usefulness to the 
congregations which filled S't. Paul's. 

Largely as a result of the mission and the Bishop's visit, 
another class will be presented for confirmation when the 
Bishop kindly returns for a week-day visitation about 
April 3rd. 

During Lent services are planned for each day except 
Saturday. Every 'Wednesday night we shall study the 
"Task of the Church", set forth by the Presiding Bishop 
and Council, and every Friday night the Gospel of St. Luke, 
using the booklet of daily readings, meditations and pray- 
ers compiled by a Congregational and Reformed minister, 
and set forth by the Federal ('ounc'il of Churches. 

When I consider that a priest of my father's dioCese, rais- 
ed in Connecticut, never knew on Christmas Day that it 
was Christmas Day until he was 21, and only knew it then 
because it happened to fall on Sunday and the minister 
took occasion to preach against its obseivance, and when 
I see now more and moie all Christian people going back 
to the old ways in keeping Christmas, then Easter, taen 
Good Friday and Holy Week, it does seem a wonderful 
answer to our prayer for unity and a most welcome privi- 
elge to join with many brethren of e\ ery name in keeping 
the whole season of Lent which has helped innumerable 
Christian people for sixteen centuries. 

A letter from the Rector, the above mentioned booklet, 
and a card M'ith schedule oC services and short forms for 
Grace at meals and for morning and evening prayers, were 
mailed to each member of the congregations and some 


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Plymouth, N. C. 


One of the most encouraging developments in our town 
and city life is a growing community spirit of helpfulness. 
And one of the best concrete illustrations of this is the so- 
called "community chests." A survey is made of the char- 
itable and benevolent needs of the community. A sum 
sufficient to cover these needs is fixed on, and a campaigiti 
is waged to raise this sum. In this way numerous cam- 
paigns tor funds are eliminated, and the amount necessary 
to the maintenace of such institutions as the Y. M. C. A., 
Y. W. C. A., Salvation Army and Associated Charities i.s 
always available. The growing practice of making provis- 
ion in our individual budgets tor charity and community 
uplift, displacing the old haphazard method of sometimes 
giving when we could not afford it and more often failing 
to give when we ought to give, is a most helpful sign. 

T. P., Jr. 


In the month of February there was a tragic fire in the 
city of Richmond, Va., one of the city's hotels being destroy- 
ed with a large loss of life. From the Associated Presj 
account of that fire we take the following paragraph, a 
precious testimony to the "comfort of the Holy Scrip- 

"As the firemen removed the charred body of Buch from 
the ruins that morning his blue serge coat was found but- 
toned tightly across the body. It fell into shreds as the 
body was moved and between the coat and vest was the 
charred leaves of an open Bible, the kind that is distrib- 
uted through the hotels by the Gideon S'ociety. 

"The back of the book had been burned away. All that 

remained was a sheaf of leaves, burned and curled at the 
edges, but the part which the untortunate victim had placed 
close to his body was the 14th chapter ot John, the first 
verse of which was stained and cnarred, but plainly reaa- 
aoie: "Let not your heart be troubled. Ye believe in God, 
uelieve also in Me." T. P., Jr. 


m a recent issue of the Presbyterian Standard the edi- 
tor was moved to confess his belief in that principle 
enunciated by Shakespeare that^ "there is good in every- 
ining. opeakmg of the difficulty we sometimes have of 
heeing me oluer man s point oi view, he cites some of the 
birong points in what he is pleased to call 'The four great 
Churcnes ol America, the Presbyterian, Metnodist, ijap- 
iist and Episcopal. ' In the toUowing words he gives an 
ebtimaie oi us: 

"Another great and inuenfltial Church in this country 
is Lhe ii;piscopal Church. 

■several thmgs in connection with it have handicapped 
It in popular favor and created in the minds of men some 
piejuQice against it. 

•li, however^ we lay aside these prejudices, some of 
them trifling and some of them imaginary, we shall find 
iuucli to admire in this venerable Church. 

■fn the dignity of its worship it has always been an ex- 
ample to other Churches. We have always admired its 
reverence for Gods house, such as we too often nnd lack- 
ing lu other denominations, including our own. 

"The freedom in the other Churches may have its ad- 
vantages, but it leaves the door open to all manner of per- 
formances. In the Episcopal Church you need never be 
uneasy. The preacher will be dignified^ if nothing else. 
Tlie cavorting evangelist is a "persona non grata" in that 

"We also admire their educated ministry, even if the 
sermon does not occupy as prominent a place as in other 
Churches. An 'Episcopal preacher may not be a Solomon, 
as is the case with manj of us, but he is nearly always a 
gentleman." T. P., Jr. 


Praise or estimate of the appeal of the Episcopal Church, 
such as that reproduced in the above editorial, always 
leaves us a little cold. In fact, our Protestant brethren 
seem to find it very difficult to really understand the 
Church. In any kindly consideration of our virtues they 
always hit on just the things mentioned in the editorial 
aom the Presbyterian Standard; always the outward and 
negative aspect of the Church. They concede the ap- 
propriateness of the dignity which marks our worship. 
They acknowledge the fact that we do not offend good 
taste or display bad manners. There is much to be said, 
of course, for these things. But such an estimate, reveal- 
ing as it does the Protestant conception of where we lay 
the emphasis, misses the point entirely. Our Church stands 
or falls, not by the beauty of its ritual or the social graces 
of its clergy or the dignity of its worship, but by its loyalty 
to Christ and the Apostolic order. We urge our brethren 
to look beneath the surface and see the warm and vital 
religious life of our people. We urge them to mark our 
emphasis upon the sacraments, as bringing us in commun- 
ion with Our Lord. We urge them to note that quality of 
character which the Church produces; character which is 
the product of a rich religious environment, rather than 
coercion. We urge them to note the Catholic character of 
the Church; as the heir of all of the Christian centuries and 
as faithful to all truth proclaimed by Christ and the authori- 
tative voice of the Church. We urge them to note the truly 
Protestant character of the Church, as protesting against 
those errors which are contrary to Christ's teaching and 
the Holy S'cripture. We greatly admire the Presbyterian 
Church. We especially admire the fine type of character 


it produces. But we believe that this is a product of a 
fine zeal and loyalty to Christ. We do not look at the 
product, and then make no attempt to go behind and find 
the source of power. So we ask our brethren to stop look- 
ing at the superficial things, however proud we are of 
them, and see the reality underneath. T. P Jr. 


February 28th, 1922. 
liev. Theodore Partrick, Jr., Plymouth, N. C. 

My dear Partrick: First of all, let me thank you for your 
prompt response to my request for a list of your communi- 
cants. Every one to whom I wrote responded quickly and 
we now have a list of the communicants of every parish 
and mission in the Diocese. 

Letters, enclosing the Self-Denial envelopes, will go out 
to every comfnunicant in a few days and we believe that 
the plan will mean much to the spiritual life of the Dio- 
cese during this season of special self-denial upon which 
we are entering, for the entire Diocese will be working 
unselfishly toward a common aim — the spread of Christ s 
Kingdom in East Carolina and beyond. 

It is impossible for me to overestimate the importance 
of this special effort that we are all asked to make this 
Lent, for upon the success of it depends the very existence 
of our Diocesan Organization. Our present missionary 
work, to say nothing of careful plans for further develop- 
ment of same, depends upon the manner in which our peo- 
ple respond to this Lenten Call. 

Will you not, therefore, stress once more the importance 
of this Lenten Self-Denial Offering and urge your people 
to make it a real and blessed part of their Lenten discip- 

That God may bless you and your people very richly 
during this Lenten Season and always is the prayer of 
Your friend and Bishop, 



Grace Church, Plymouth, was crowded to the doors on 
the second Sunday evening in February, when the Episco- 
pal, Methodist and Baptist congregations came together 
for a union service. The Rector, Rev. Theodore Partrick, 
Jr., was assisted in the service by the Methodist minister. 
The address was made by a Baptist layman. The Grace 
Church choir rendered special music. 

The Congregation at St. Andrew's, Columbia, not daunted 
by the inability of the Rector to reach them frequently 
during Lent for services, have well attended lay services 
twice a week. 

The Young People's Service League, of Christ Church, 
Creswell, is the livest organization in the parish. Under 
the leadership of Miss Mary Stuart Riddick, the young 
people are meeting once a week to discuss problems affect- 
ing their life, with an emphasis on the spiritual. They 
combine work and play in an admirable way. 

The Woman's Auxiliary of Grace Church, Plymouth, 
has formed itself into a study class during Lent, with 
weekly meetings. The Survey of the Church's needs and 
opportunities in the Mission fields is being studied under 
the leadership of Mrs. W. R. Hampton. Great interest is 

The following item appeared in a recent issue of the 
North Carolina Christian Advocate (Methodist) : "Twelve 
big sycamore trees stand in a row in front of the Episco- 
pal Church in Plymouth. These trees are said to have 
been planted a great many years ago to represent the 
twelve Apostles. All the trees are tall and straight, ex- 
cept one, which eventually became rotten at the heart, 
and as a consequence is now gnarled and twisted and 

broken. We presume that this has become the representa- 
tive of Judas Iscariot." 

The Woman's Auxiliary of St. Andrew's Church, Colum- 
bia, has recently re-organized by the election of Mrs. C. B. 
McKeel as president. Mrs. S'arah Selby, who has served 
very faithfully as head of the Auxiliary, has resigned on 
account of her removal to the country and inability to at- 
tend the meetings. 


Last year when Mr. and Mrs. Partrick were presented 
V. ith a little daughter as a valentine a dear friend and 
paiishioner commented on that (Event in a little bit of 
prose which she commanded us to publish. This year 
we are presented with another bit in commemoration of 
the first annivei'sary, with instructions to publish. "Louise 
Howerton Partrick, 'our valentine', who came to this 
parish a year ago, with her coy and winsome ways and 
her wonderful smile, has become the community baby, 
claimed and loved by all. Only a year ago she was such 
a tiny bit of humanity, just a little feather dropped from 
the wings of love in the sacred lap of motherhood. The 
young mother knows as much about raising babies as the 
husband knows about 'being a friend to man.' A dear 
little boy has said of her: 'She acts so good when she goes 
out. She seems to know that she is just bound to, but 
she is cute though." 


The Department of Christian Social Service of the Dio- 
cese has a?ked the Clergy to have weekly Conference 
Groups in their parishes to study the subject of Christian 
Social Service during Lent. This is a step in the effort to 
familiarize the people with this vital and interesting work, 
in the new light and emphasis the Chuich is putting upon 
it. It is hoped that m parishes where there is no minister 
and in cases where the rector does not call upon some 
one to lead in this work, some one conscious of his or her 
christian duty will volunteer for leadership. 

This v»ork must sooner or later become a part of every 
parish program, because it is the Master's work and any 
congregation neglecting it fails to render its full service. 

Let the members of every congregation, both Rural and 
City, in the Diocese ask these questions, "What is our 
program for our young people in the way of entertainment, 
amusement, and recreation? Is it doing anything to make 
life sweeter and happier for them? What is it doing for 
the delinquent and the wayward children of the commun- 
ity? What is it doing for the social life of the grown ups? 
What is it doing for the cripple, the sick, and those in 
pjison? Whai is it doing to make living conditions better 
in the community"? Jesus said, "The poor we have always 
v.'ith us"; so do we say that all communities always have 
some of these things mentioned, which need the Church's 
services, and most communities have all of them. Then 
don't say, "There is no christian social service work in my 
community to do." But say, "Which of these things will 
1 address myself to first?" 

It you want help or suggestions, write Rev. J. N. Bynum, 
Belhaven, N. C, of the Department. 

S't. Peter's Church, Washington, is making elaborate 
preparation for the celebration of its centennial on April 
7th-9th. Mr. E. H. Harding, a vestryman of that parish, 
has issued a little booklet giving a brief history of the 
parish. St. Peter's is one of the most active and loyal 
parishes in the Diocese, and is today rapidly growing in 
numbers and usefulness. More will be written about the 
Centennial in the April number of the Mission Herald. 



Lenten Self=Denial Offering. 

Responses to Lenten Self-Denial Offering are coming in 
witli encouraging results. Impossible to give amount re- 
ceived so far. Nearly all Parishes have sent in and indi- 
vidual Church members living in sections where we have 
no Church are joining in the offering. If everyone will 
continue self-sacrificing, the work of the Church will be a 
success this year. WALTER R. NOE, 

Executive Secretary. 

Personal Items. 

Bishop Darst recently delivered a lecture before the 
Goldsboro Masonic lodge by special request. Bishop Darst 
was at one time grand chaplain of this fraternity in North 

At a meeting of the board of managers of the Thompsoii 
Orphanage m Charlolte on February 10th, the Rev. George 
F. Hill, Rector of Christ Church, Elizabeth City, was ejected 
superinieuaent of the Orphanage to succeed the Rev. 
Walter J. Smith, whose resignation has been in the hands 
of the managers for some time. Mr. Hill has the matter 
01 acceptance under consideration, but has not announced 
his decision at this writing. His Iriends in the Diocese 
will regret to see him leave, but should he decide to go 
they feel that he has special qualifications for this, impor- 
tant work. 

The Rev. John B. Gibble has accepted the call recently 
extended him to become Rector of the Church of the Good 
Shepherd, Wilmington. Mr. Gibble goes to Wilmington alter 
having served eleven years as Rector of the Church of the 
Holy Comforter, Burlington, in the Diocese of North Caro- 
lina. Mr. Gibble is well remembered in this Diocese, where 
he served for many years. His last work was that of Rector 
of the Windsor group of churches. The Good Shepherd 
is very fortunate indeed to secure his services. Mrs. Gibble, 
a native of Wilmington, will be welcomed by many friends 
and relatives. 

The Rev. Thomas N. Brincefleld, for some time Rector 
of Zion Church, Beaufort County, and other nearby Church- 
es, has accepted a call extended by the churches at Aurora, 
Bonnerton and Edward. Mr. Brincefleld took charge on 
March 15th. His friends are glad that his change of work 
did not involve his leaving East Carolina. 

During the past summer a moving picture was made of 
the establishment of the first colony in North Carolina 
on Roanoke Island. One of the incidents filmed was the 
baptism of Virginia Dare, the first white child born in the 
United States. The Rev. R. B. Drane, who turned actor 
for the occasion, performed this baptismal ceremony. The 
picture has been shown in many theatres in the State. 

The Rev. Alexander Miller, Rector of St. Paul's Church, 
Wilmington, was ill for several weeks in February, but 
his friends will be glad to learn that he has fully recovered. 

The Ven. Frederick B. Drane, Archdeacon of the Yukon, 
spent the months of January and February in the States 
further South, making missionary addresses that have 
aroused great enthusiasm, to judge from the press reports. 
Archdeacon Drane has had two workers to volunteer for 
work in Alaska. 

Diocesan News. 


The Rev. W. R. Noe held a preaching mission in Christ 
Church, Hope Mills, during the week beginning Monday, 
March 6th. Since the death of the Rev. J. S. Moody, Christ 
Church has been without a Rector. 

The Executive Secretary requests the Mission Herald 
to state that in those parishes or missions where no collec- 
tor has been appointed to take up the Lenten Selt-Denial 
Offering, that the people send them direct to Mr. Thomas 
D. Meares, Wilmington, Diocesan Treasurer. 

On Sunday morning, February 12th, the Rev. James E. 
W. Cook preached a Masonic sermon at St. Mary's Church, 
Burgaw. The members of the local lodge attended in a 
body, the congregation filling the Church. A number of 
improvements have recently been carried out in this Church 
making it one of the handsomest and most commodious 
mission churches in the Diocese. 

The statement of the Diocesan treasurer published else- 
where in this issue, showing the amounts paid on the N. 
W. C. pledges to date, emphasizes the need and the desir- 
ability of the parish treasurers remitting such amounts 
as they have on hand. When the churches and missions 
wait until the latter part of the year to pay their pledges 
the Diocese is handicapped. The people should be urged 
to pay weekly or monthly. 

The director of traveling libraries of the Church Periodi- 
cal Club, Miss E. K. Chamberlayne, has loaned a recently 
acquired library of 80 books to Grace Church, Plymouth. 
It is a very choice collection. Any Church or mission in 
the Diocese desiring one of these libraries can write Miss 
Chamberlayne at 64 Macopin Avenue, Upper Montclair, N. J. 


Mr. Wilson G. Lamb Dies in Rocky Mount Hospital. 

Bishop Darst recently spent a very pleasant week with 
friends in Miami and other points in Florida. 

The Hon. Wilson G. Lamb, one of the best beloved and 
most widely known citizens of North Carolina, died in 
a Rocky Mount hospital on February 22nd, where he had 
been taken a few days previously for medicinal and surgi- 
cal treatment. Thus ended a long and honorable career 
in the Church, State and business world. 

The funeral services were held on the afternoon of 
February 24th at the Church of the Advent, Williamston, 
being conducted by the Rector. Rev. W. B. Clark, assisted 
by the Rev. R. B. Brane, a friend of many years standing. 

Mr. Lamb, who was in his eightieth year, was a native 
of Elizabeth City; but for many years has been a resident 
of Williamston. A student at the U. S. Naval Academy at 
Annapolis when the war between the States begun, Mr. 
Lamb volunteered for service in the Confederate army, 
with the rank of lieutenant. He served faithfully and won 
honorable mention for his conduct on the field. After the 
war Mr. Lamb went into business, and for many years has 
been prominent in the business life of the State. While 
Mr. Lamb won recognition in all fields of service that he 
entered, he is best known in East Cerolina as an out- 
standing layman of the Church. His has been a familiar 
figure in the annual Councils for many years. As chair- 
man of the PMnance Committee of the Diocese, he gave 
faithful and efficient service. He was not able to be pres- 
ent at the last meeting of Council, and taking note of that 
fact, the Council gent him a telegram of love and best 




Sunday School Problems To Have Full DTscussion. 

(By Rev. J. E. W. Cook.) 

The Annual Council of the Diocese of East Carolina will 
be held in St. Stephen's Church, Goldsboro, N. C, on Tues- 
day and Wednesday, April 2.5th and 2Gth, 1922. The Rev. 
W. O. Cone, Rector, and the members of the congregation 
are making every preparation to receive a large delegation 
and will provide for the comfort of all who attend. 

There are three out-standing matters that will come be- 
fore this Council for final action, to which I would call 

1. The resolution offered by the Rev. Thomas F. Opie 
at the last Council "extending to women the privileges ot 
Council and the right of election to representation in the 
Councils of the Church — with privileges co-equal to those 
enjoyed by the male communicants in this Diocese." 

This resolution was referred to the Committee on Canons, 
which reported back "that since such action requires a 
change in the Constitutional Law of the Church, and be- 
cause of the shortness of time remaining for careful con- 
sideration during the present session, that the resolution 
will be referred without prejudice to the next Council and 
that the Secretary be directed to notify the several parishes 
and missions when he sends out his notice of the Council 
that this matter will come up for action by the Council." 

We do not know what the attitude of the Council will be 
in this matter, but every delegate should seek to ascertain 
the real desire of the Church and come prepared to stfite 
his findings. The women, of course, will have to be con- 
sulted on this important question. At the last Council they 
sent from the Woman's Auxiliary and Parochial meeting 
a message through the Rev. F. .T. H. Coffin to say "that 
representation was not desired." This, however, should 
not weigh too heavily in the discussion, for we gladly con- 
cede their universal right to change their opinion. Two 
words in the report of the Committee on Canons should 
be emphasized— "without prejudice", and if the question is 
thus lifted up into the serene atmosphere of "Will such 
change advance the cause of Christ in our Diocese?" we 
need not fear that a wise answer will be given. 

2. At the last Council an interesting discussion arose 
out of the report of the Committee on the State of the 
Church regarding Sunday School attendance. Mr. G. V. 
Cowper of Kinston, offered a resolution and Mr. .John R. 
Tolar_ ,Tr., of Fayetteville, submitted an amendment. The 
amendment prevailed, and the whole question was refer- 
red to the "Department of Religious Education for action 
and that their report on the needs of the S'unday Schools 
be made a special order of the day at the next Council." 

The Rev. G. W. Lay, D.C.L., is the Chairman of this 
Department and the last man in the Diocese to let this 
vital matter rest. We may expect some thoroughly con- 
structive suggestions from the Doctor and his Department, 
and every delegate should be ready to contribute ot his 
knowledge and experience. The hope of the Church lies in 
the children, and the problem of our Church Schools thus 
assumes paramount importance to every communicant of 
the Church. 

3. When the Bishop and Executive Council last met, 
the Rev. W. H. Milton, D.D., offered this resolution: 

"Resolved, That the Executive Council direct its Special 
Committee on Appropriations to consider the advisability 
of requiringi all parishes and missions receiving help from 
the Diocese to make all payments on the Rector's or Mis- 
sionary's stipend to the Diocesan Treasurer and that such 
stipend be paid in toto by the Diocese; and further, if the 
Committee deems such procedure advisable, that it offer 
a plan for carrying out the policy, to he presented to the 
Diocesan Council at its next meeting." 

This would, in my opinion, give greater regularity to the 
payments of salary and save the minister considerable 

anxiety. The matter is of vital interest to a large number 
of our people, and will no doubt be well debated. 

At the forthcoming Council there will also be the elec- 
tion of Deputies to the General Convention which will 
meet in Portland, Oregon, during the fall. There will be 
four Clerical and four Lay Deputies to be elected, and four 
alternates to each. The future of the Nation-Wide Cam- 
paign will probably be decided at the General Convention. 
East Carolina has received recognition in that onwarrl 
movement of the Church of which it is proud. The very 
best Deputies that Can be selected should be elected to 
represent our Diocese at the General Convention and they 
should be both instructed and inspired with the spirit of 
our people to "Carry On" the work without any diminution 
of effort or expenditure until the whole world be won for 
our Lord and Savior .Jesus Christ. 

One other item of much interest: Dr. William C. Sturgis, 
Secretary of the Educational Division of the Depai'tment 
of Missions and Church Extension of the Presiding Bishop 
and Council, will be present at our Goldsboro Council and 
will address us on Tuesday night, and also address the 
Women's Meeting on Wednesday afternoon. Dr. Sturgis 
has visited all our Missionary fields, and to hear his mes- 
.'age will more than repay the time and inconvenience 
one may be put to in attending the meeting. It will be a 
rare and real treat to us all. 

And to crown all, we will have our own beloved Bishop 
guiding our deliberations with his loving carefulness, and 
filling us all with visions of still larger service. 

ITnder these circumstances, I believe every parish and 
mission in East Carolina should see to it that their dele- 
gates are at Goldsboro, April 2,5th and 26th. 


Kinston, N. C, 420 E. Bright St., 

March 10, 1922. 
The Rev. Theodore Partrick, ,Ir., 
Editor The Mission Herald. 

Rev. and dear Sir: Please allow me a little space for an 
appeal to the Parishegi that are using the new hymnal, that 
they donate me their old hymn books, including copies with 
music, for the Kinston and Goldsboro Missions (St. Augus- 
tine's and St. Andrew's) of which I have charge. My third 
Mission, St. Andrew's, Greenville, has already been well 
supplied from St. Paul's Parish there, but at Kinston and 
Goldsboro we are badly in need. 

At Goldsboro we really need everything that any Church 
can spare us. There, the old building having been sold and 
every bit of furniture lost in some way, we are just about 
erecting a new Chapel and have not an iota of furnishings, 
and have our thanks for any and every thing that can 
be given us. 

At Kinston, in altar Coverings we have none but the 
white, and would be verj' grateful for any help we can get 
in this respect. 

I would most gladly and gratefully acknowledge in your 
next issue any results to this appeal. 
Yours very sincerely, 


The Council to he held in S't. Stepihen's, Goldsboro, will 
lay certain specific duties upon the mission, which it will 
be unable to perform unless there be a rushing to our aid, 
as above solicited. 

The Church School of the Church of the Advent, Wil- 
liamston, has recently formulated and published its re- 
quirements for pupils. Systematic training of the pupils 
is supplemented by grading, the giving of examinations, 
the marking of examination papers, the sending of monthly 
reports to parents, etc. The requirements for pupils in- 
clude: (1) Each pupil must attend Church service each 
Sunday until sermon. (2) East pupil must read Bible 




Affliction of a Faithful Member of St. Mary's Church. 

(By C. W. McDevett.) 

The "Kinston Spirit" enabled the nation wide campaign 
quota of S't. Mary's Church here to be raised. The final 
payment on the annvial quota was made the first week of 
the new year after a vigorous canvass. Only $.^)0n had been 
jiaid on the pledge November ]. A special finance c-oni- 
mittee was appointed with Tliomas W. Mewbovn as chair- 
man, and was so successful that every obligation of the 
parish was met in full, and the parish had the most suc- 
cessful year financially in its history in spite of a rather 
unpromising eleventh hour outlook. Something had to be 
done, and the parish heads got together and did it, much 
after the fashion that many big civic and religious under- 
takings have been put through here. 

Memorial Service for Miss Emory. 

The 11 o'clock service Sunday, .January 29, was a memo- 
rial service for Missi .Julia Emory. The rector, the Rev. 
Francis J. H. Coffin^ spoke on Miss Emory's exemplary 
life, and a sjiecial offering was made which will be applied 
to the "E'mory Fund" of the church. 

Parish House Committee Named. 

At a meeting of the vestry of St .Mary's, February 6, the 
following were appointed a "parish house committee" to 
formulate plans for the immediate construction of a par- 
ish house and to lay the plans before a meeting of the 
congregation at an early date; G. Vernon Cowper, Chair- 
man; Joseph W. Carey, Robert B. Cox, Mrs. Charles B. 
Woodley, Mrs. Waiteman T. Hines and Mrs. John G. Daw- 

Lenten Plans. 

Plans for Lent this year will include neighborhood pray- 
er-meetings to be held at six different points within the city 
each week. These group meetings were so successful dur- 
ing the Nation-wide Campaign that they are certain to 
prove a helpful adjunct to the Lenten observances^ in tbe 
opinion of the aggressive rector of St. Mary's. Lay men 
and women, and ministers of other churches in the city, 
will be asked to conduct the meetings. 

A social service study class will be conducted by the 
ivomen on Monday afternoons, and on Wednet;i1ay evenings 
will be given lectures on the various mission fields, illus- 
trated with lantern slides. 

Sunday School Continues to Grow. 

The total enrollment of the Sunday school now is nearly 
twice that of a year ago. Much of the recent growth has 
been in the primary department, which is under the direc- 
tion of Miss Phadra Norsworthy, United Offering Welfare 

Double Affliction. 

James Leslie Johnson, deaf and dumb printer parishion- 
er of S't. Mary's, lost his only child, James, Jr., February 
3. The day after they laid the little one in its last resting 
place the mother, ill many months^ died. The funeral 
was held February 6. The ')abv was thirteen months 
of age. The father, long a faithful Sunday school worker 
in St. Mary's and Christ churches, was greatly de- 
pressed. Friends remarked a visible brightening of 
his countenance when he was told, "God knows 
Lest." James Leslie Johnson was taken into St. Mary's 
under rather unusual circumstances one night several 
jears ago. Re had been mvited by an acquaintance to 
join the church. He nodded assent. The friend forgot the 
incident. Johnson worked that evening. After the con- 
firmation of a class had been concluded he elbowed his 

way through the departing congregation to the front of 
the churchy ink and grease upon the garments he had not 
had time to change. The Bishop was made aware of the 
cause of his visit and stopped the congregation while he 
received another faithful worker into the field. And all 
his life, James Leslie Johnson has been a popular char- 
acter and clean liver. 


(Authorized by Bishop Darst for Use in the Diocese.) 

We beseech thee, O Lord, to bless thy Church and house- 
hold in this Diocese. 

Give to our Bishop a holy zeal in thy service and a right 
judgment in all things. 

Enable all the other clergy, both by their life and doc- 
trine, to set forward the welfare of their parishes and con- 

Vouchsafe to the people whatsoever things may be need- 
ful and convenient for their souls and bodies. 

Unite in them an earnest endeavor to promote thy glory 
and the interests of thy ICingdom. 

Especially do we pray for the missionary work of the 
Church, and we beseech thee to send thy purifying and en- 
lightening spirit upon all who by prayer or labor are taking 
ipart in the extension of thy Kingdom in our own Diocese 
and throughout the world. 

Bless and sanctify our special efforts during this sacred 
season and grant that our people may with loving, loyal 
hearts make their self-denial offerings unto thee who so 
loved the world that thou gavest Him in whose name we 
pray, Our Jjora and Savior Jesus Christ. 


Died at her home in Edenton, Feb. 12th, 1922, Mrs. Emily 
Wood Fagan, daughter of William C. and Henrietta Wood, 
and widow of Levi Fagan, a Confederate Veteran. 

Thus left alone with six small children to rear, with the 
aid of a devoted sister, she brought them to usefulness and 
in the service of God. 

From early youth she was a faithful member of the 
Episcopal Church, connecting herself with its various 
societies for the glory of God and the uplift of mankind 
and her modest christian influence was a benediction and 
an inspiration to the community in which she lived. 

Her last illness was brief and seemed but a fading away 
from earth, and in the twilight of Sunday evening, "As 
sinks to rest the evening star her sweet spirit passed 


Those paying one dollar: Mrs. D. E. Woodley, Mrs. C. F. 
Warren, Geo. H. Roberts, Mrs. S. A. Norfleet, Mrs. M. N. 
Williams, Mrs. E. R. Roberts, Mrs. C. R. Fleming, Mrs. Geo. 
Gilliam, Mrs. R. B. Davis, Mrs. ,J. T. Killingsworth, Mrs. 
C. E. McCullen, Mrs. Hugh McRae, Mrs. Fanny B. Jacocks, 
Miss Annie Payne, Mrs. E. S. Marsh, R. M. Riddick. Mrs. 
Sophia Duffy, J. Q. Beckwith, Mrs. Wm. Calder^ B. R. King, 
Mrs. Wm. S. .Jordan, Miss Caroline Harvey. Mrs. H. M. 
Emerson. Miss Ella V. Lewis, Mrs. W. E. Spruill, Mrs. F. 
C. Saunders, Miss Emily Bridgers, Mrs. Thomas Gilliam, 
Mrs. M. Butt, Rev. F. D. Dean, Mrs. S. P. Collier, Mrs. C. 
A. Davis. Total .$R2.00. 

Those paying more than one dollar: Mrs. T. S". Bender 
$2.nO: Mrs. J. W. Murchison, $2.00; G. H. Cox, $2.00; Mrs. 
,Tno. H. Small, $.5.00. Total $11.00. 

Grand total,' $43.00. 






To the Board of Managers— Greeting: 

Tlie past year lias had its trials in one way or another, 
but it has also brought its blessings. The cases of sicKness 
have not been very many, nor very serious, and our friends 
have been very kind and generous in their support of the 
work. , 

Our financial condition, after paying all bills, and invest- 
ing in an eight hundred dollar tenement house, is over 
tour thousand dollars better than it was at the beginning 
of the previous year, and we attribute this, in a great meas- 
ure, to the Nation-Wide Campaign, and also to the fact 
that our people learned to give more liberally during the 

in spite of the dry season, our farm did well, for after 
deducting the expenses from the sum total of what we used 
and sold, there remains a profit of $4,193.58. The sand 
account does not show well in this leport, owing to the 
fact that the largest bill was paid after the first of Jan- 
uary. If it had been paid at the proper time, it would ap- 
pear that the net receipts from the sale of sand amounted 
to $265.50. We could have sold more if we could have got- 
ten any one to throw it out of the creek. Our tenement 
house is bringing in over thirteen per cent on the invest- 

Making a rough estimate, we would say that what the 
Nation-Wide Campaign Fund brought in was $14,547.87, 
and that the Thanksgiving offerings were stimulated by 
the efforts of the Publicity Committee of the North Caro 
Una. Orphan Association, with headquarters at Raleigh. 

On May 6th, 1920, during the session of the Diocesan 
Convention in S't. Peter's Church, Charlotte, a meeting was 
held on the Orphanage lawn, following a lunch to the dele- 
gates, at which time a movement was started lor the 
erection of a new cottage for the care of twenty -four chil- 
dren under four years of age. Just one year from that date, 
the ground was broken, and during the Fall the Edwin A. 
Osborne Memorial Building was completed, but was not 
furnished, and we hope to have it occupied in the near 

In the early part of the year. Miss Angeline B. Fitzhugh, 
of Spotsylvania, Va., had charge of the Senior Department 
of the school, but in April Mrs. Lena H. Iseley, who had 
taught for some years in the Horner Military School, took 
her place, while Miss Fitzhugh continued to have charge 
of the music till the close of the term. 

During the Summer, and since the opening of the Fall 
term of the school, Mrs. Alice E. A. Jones has had charge 
of the music both in school and Chapel, and it has been a 
great help to our work. 

In January, 1908, Miss E. Belle Field, of Warren County, 
came to us as sewing teacher, and, with the exception of a 
few months, remained with us till last June, when she gave 
up her position and returned to her present home in States- 
ville. During all these years she has done faithful and effi- 
cient service in her department, and also acted as Matron 
of Bronson Hall for a short while. Our best wishes go with 
her, and she will always find a warm welcome at the Oi- 

Miss Field's place was filled by Miss Kate D. Taliaferro, 
of Amherst, Va. 

The other teachers and matrons have remained faithfully 
at their posts, but in the Fall, Mrs. Wooldridge, Matron of 
Bronson Hall, went away for seven weeks, and during that 
time her place was filled by Miss Duvall, of Baltimore, and 
Mrs. Drummond, of Evanston, 111. 

During the year we received eighteen children and had 
two old ones returned, of which number four came from 
East Carolina, and the others from North Carolina. Nine 
children returned to their people; and one took a position 
as stenographer in Charlotte; one went to Washington 

City to live with a cousin, and secured a good position; 
one went to Columbia, S'. C, to live with an aunt and go 
to school; one went into hospital training in Charlotte; 
one into a millinery department in Charlotte; and one to 
the North Carolina College for Women in Greensboro. The 
present number in the Orphanage is eighty-five, fifty-seven 
being from the Diocese of North Carolina, fourteen from 
the Diocese of East Carolina, and fourteen from the Dis- 
trict of Asheville. We took care of two children for a short 
time while their mothers were in a hospital; and one girl, 
fifteen years old, came to help us out in an emergency, 
and at the same time to go to school. The same girl who 
was at the State Sanatorium last year, went there again 
this year, but is now back with us, and doing well. 

Without mentioning all the slight ailments, and minor 
accidents, we will say that during the year, we had twenty 
cases of measles, ten of whooping cough three of diphtheria, 
and one case of continued fever. One little boy broke his 
leg, and it was a long, time getting well, owing to the in- 
herited condition of his blood, for which he was treated a 
number of times at the City Clinic. The teeth and eyes 
of the children have been looked after by different special- 
ists in the city. 

Dr. Wingate resigned his position as Physician during 
the Summer, and Dr. William Myers Hunter, who was with 
us prior to his going into the War, was elected in his place. 
Dr. Tucker has been out of the city for some months on 
account of his health, and Dr. O. J. Houser has been mainly 
looking after his department. 

The City Health Department, and many of the physicians 
and dentists of the city have been very kind in looking 
after the physical welfare of the children, to all of whom 
we wish to express our appreciative thanks. We also wish 
to thank the Standard Ice & Fuel Company, the Railroads 
entering the city, and the City Water Works for their con- 
tinued favors. Respectfully submitted, 

WALTER J. SMITH, Superintendent. 

January 1st, 1922. 

Walter J. Smith, in Account with the Thompson Orphanage 

and Training Institution for the Year Ending 

December 31st, 1921. 

Balance brought forward from last year $ 7714.61 

General contributions sent 

through N. W. C $13993 . 61-$13993 . 51 

General contributions, etc., 

sent direct 11666.12 

Total Gen. contributions, 25659.63 

W. A. contributions sent 

through N. W. C 554.36 554.36 

W. A. contributions sent 

direct 172.41 

Total N. W. C. and W. A. $14547.87-$ 726.77 

Junior Auxiliary 20.00 

Little Helpers 10.00 

S'unday Schools 4'91 . 47 

C. S. S. L 67.97 

Thompson Orphanage Guilds 120.00 

Other Guilds (women's) 101 . 50 

Messengers of Hope, S. T. S 159.84— 1697.55 

Interest on Permanent Fund 780.45 

Interest on fund given by Mr. Law- 
rence S. Holt 1400 . 00 

Interest on Current Fund ' 224.88 

Rents 42 . 00 

Farm products sold, vegetables, 

stock forage, etc 500.80 

Sand 160. 00 

Farm, products consumed 2497.10 

Milk ' 4208 . 10 

Grand Total $44885 . 12 




By Wm. B. Hardy, Jr., Louisville, Ky. 

lu order to hold young people in the Church you must 
interest them and the best way to accomplish that is to 
give them something to do. i'or instance, when a new 
uiember comes to a meeting of your Y. P. S. L., put him on 
tlie program tor the next meeting and he'll have to come 
back. This will also give him the idea that he's part or 
the organization. Consequently he'll become interested in it. 

It you haven't a Y. P. S. L., start one aiid make it a live 
wire organization. This will bring new members into the 
Church and will hold the old ones, if you can manage it, 
hold your meetings before Church on Sunday nights and 
then attend the service afterwards. Tills is one way to 
iceep the older boys and girls interested in their Church. 
Anotlier way is by giving suppers, socials, dances, and the 
like, in your parish house. Don t be narrow minded! Young 
people are bound to have a good time and its much better 
to have it in the house of God than in public dance halls, 
etc. Asi long as they are having a good_ clean liealthy 
lime, 1 say let them enjoy themselves. These things will 
cause them to spend more of their time around the Church 
than down town at the picture shows, pool rooms, and so 
on. Am I not right? 

Now then, for the younger boys — Have you a Boy Scout 
Troop in your Church? No! Well then, get busy and start 
one. There is nothing that a boy of twelve likes more 
than to be hiking and camping. Get a live young fellow 
who knows something of athletics, woodcraft, and citizen- 
ship. He must be a man that the young boys admire. For 
example, if he nas made a record in the 220 yard low 
hurdles at college, played half back on the Varsity eleven, 
pitched on hi.s school's team or is a returned soldier, sailor, 
or the like. The boys respect that sort of a man and will 
do anything he says. You will be surprised how soon you 
can form a troop. Gradually those boys will become 
more interested in their Church and in this way you are 
liolding the younger boys and making them fit for future 
service in the Church. 

I don't know much about what the younger girls like 
but I imagine that there are societies and things in which 
tliey can be interested. 

Another thing we need to hold our young people in the 
Church is a live Sunday School, one that accomplishes 
things. In order to secure this we should have a superin- 
tendent who knows his business and is a splendid execu- 
tive. Also we need trained teachers who really teach the 
children something. We need competition among the 
classes and something to strive for. 

Remember our efforts and works throughout the different 
organizations mustn't be entirely devoted to^ religious 
things or else the boys and girls will become disinterested. 
Have athletics in your churches and encourage them. Get 
up basketball and baseball teams, have tennis and golf 
tournaments, hold a track meet in the spring. There is 
nothing like these activities to bring out real spirit in young 
people for their Church. 

I could go mentioning ways and means of holding our 
young people in the Church forever. There are many or- 
ganizations such as the Girl's Friendly Society. The 
Brotherhood of St. Andrew and others that help a great 
deal, but in closing I wish to state what I think is the most 
essential need of all to hold our young people in our church- 
es today. We need ministers who are big men, broad mind- 
ed, full of get up and go or in finer words, pep — men who 
can not only preach good sermons but can lead in the 
different activities, men whom we admire not for their 
preaching, but for their good examples, men who have 
plenty of good common business sense for we must admit 
that salesmanship, executive ability and the like are needed 
in our Church. I firmly believe that ministers of this sort 
will do more towards holding the young people in the 
Church than all the other things put together. 



Cash contributions received from Jan. 10th to Feb. 10th. 

Avoca, Holy Innocents $ 2.00 

Bath, S. S. St. Thomas' 2 . 00 

East Carolina Diocese of N. W. C 76.84 

New Bern, Mr. C. V. Scott 12.50 

Winton, S. S. St. John's 20.00 

Wilmington S'. S. St. John's 5.00 

Wilmington, Miss Wilhelmina Harlow 2.00 

Wilmington, Miss Wilhelmina. Harlow, a Thank 

Offering 5.00 

Total $125.34 


Since our last report we have had quite a hospital at the 
OrpJianage. Following the snow came a number of colds 
which resembled tlie "grip", or "flu" more than anything 
else, and some of them had pneumonia symtoms. The 
first Sunday in last month found Mrs. Winter and one of 
the boys sick in bed, and in a few days they had well de^ 
veloped cases of pneumonia which required the attendance 
of a trained nurse, night and day. They are both much 
better.but not able to be out of their room yet. Mrs. Winter's 
brother. Rev. Arthur J. Gammack, rector of Christ Church, 
Pittsburg, Mass., came to see her during her sickness, 
and was much pleased with his visit to Charlotte and the 

The annual meeting of the Board of Managers was held 
in the Orphanage Chapel on the 8th of last month, and 
though not largely attended, the business was transacted 
with promptness and satisfaction. It was Bishop Darsts 
first visit as a member of the Board^ and it was a pleasure 
and a help to have him present. 

The superintendent's report showed eight-five children 
present at the end of the fiscal year, and a very creditable 
cash balance on hand which will all be needed when the 
new building is opened, and other improvements made. 
The Rev. Geo. F. Hill, rector of Christ Church, Elizabeth 
City, was unanimously elected su|perintendent of ,the 
Orphanage, but it is not known yet whether he will accept, 
or not. The other officers of the Institution were all re- 

While the Board was in session Wade Hampton Potts, 
a twelve year old boy from Cooleemee, was badly scalded 
in a large kettle in the wash room, and after the doctor 
dressed his burns he was taken to St. Peter's Hospital 
where he has been ever sinc^in a critical condition, but 
he seems to be decidedly better at this writing. 

Owing to the continued wet weather we have not been 
able to put any seed in the ground. 


Bishop Darst visited St. Stephens, Red Springs, and St. 
Matthews, Maxton, on Quinquagesima Sunday and con- 
firmed eleven persons. He seemed highly pleased with the 
developments of this mission group and suggested that St. 
Stephens mission apply for admission as a parish. 

A Men's Club has been organized and Mr. Opie is mak- 
ing a series of informal talks on The Episcopal Church, 
his first one being. The Government of the Church. Mis- 
sion Study classes are being conducted weekly, the books 
studied being The Task of the Church and The Social Op- 
portunity of the Churchman. 

The fifty-eighth anniversary of the founding of the Order 
of Knights of Pythias was celebrated in St. Stephens 
church on the afternoon of February 19th, when the lodge 
members turned out in a body. Special music with other 
features made the services inspirational and instructive. 




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"A Gentleman in Prison." Translated by Caroline Mac- 
Donald and with foreword by John Kelman, D.D., George 
H. Doran Co., New York, Price $1.75. 

"Miss Caroline MacDouald is carrying on quite a unique 
work in the prisons of Tokyo. The first visitor I met in 
her home in Kojimachi was a modest and quiet-eyed elderly 
man, who talked with shrewd intelligence upon many sub- 
jects; he had served twenty-seven years in jail for murder. 
Soon after him entered Mr. Arima, the Christian Governor 
of one of the great long-sentence prisons in Japan, whose 
acquaintance readers of this book will make before long, 
The tale Miss MacDonald told us, of which this book is a 
translation from the Japanese, is indeed one of the world's 
great stories. There is in it something of the glamor of 
The Arabian Knights, and something of the naked hellish- 
ness of Poe's Tales of Mystery. There is also the most 
realistic vision I have ever seen of Jesus Christ finding 
one of the lost. You see, as you read, the matchless ten- 
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tlest hands that ever drew a lost soul out of misery into 
peace." — From Dr. Kelman's Foreword. 

"The Book of Missionary Heroes." Author Basil Mat- 
thews. Publisher Geo. H. Doran Co., New York. Price 

This book tells stories of the thrilling adventures and 
daring acts of the great heroes of sea and land who have 
faced perils among wild beasts and wilder men, to tell 
them of the love of God. From the dauntless St. Paul, who 
went in peril of rivers and robbers, of prison and ship- 
wreck, to Raymund Lull and St. Francis, the Crusader, 
who sailed the Mediterranean and faced death in Africa; 
from Livingston, the pathfinder of Africa and the great 
chief Khama, to Mackay and Mary Slessor; from .John 
Williams the navigator of the South S'eas to Patterson 
and Henry Martyn, with many others. Basil Matthews tells 
the immortal stories of these knights of the Cross in a way 
that has been described by a reviewer as "Equal to Henty 
at his best." Every story is not only historically true, but 
the narrative is accurate in detail-. 


Unusual Testimony to The Value of a Layman's Service. 

Announcement of the election of Lewis B. Franklin as 
Vice-President of the National Council of the Episcopal 
Church was made at the Church Missions House on Feb. 
22nd. Through this election Mr. Franklin, who is already 
National Treasurer of the Church, becomes its business 
manager and the General Assistant of the Right Reverend 
Thomas F. Gailor, D.D._ President and executive head of 
the council. 

His election is the culmination of efforts which have 
been under way in the Episcopal Church for two years 
to promote the utmost efficiency and economy in the con- 
duct of its affairs and follows a unanimous vote of thanks 
to Mr. Franklin, moved by S'tephen Baker, the well-known 
financier, for his achievement in directing the finances of 
the Church through the present business depression to a 
surplus of receipts over expenditures for the year 1921. 

Still a young man, Mr. Frankiln three years ago aban- 
doned a commanding position in financial circles for ser- 
vice in the Church. Entering the employ of Spencer, 
Trask & Co., Bankers, as office boy in 1895, at the age of 
17, his rise was rapid. He served two terms as President 
of the Investment Bankers Association of America, which 
is made up of the leading investment houses of the coun- 
try and from there passed Into the service of the Guaranty 

Trust Co. of which he was Vice-President when the United 
States entered the World War, when he assumed charge of 
the War Loan organization which he directed until the final 
disposition of the Victory Loan. Since that time he has 
given his service exclusively to the Church. 

As Vice-President of the Council Mr. Franklin will act 
as assistant to the President and when delegated by him 
will also act as Executive Head of the various departments 
of the Church in the co-ordination of their various pro- 


Boaufort County is unique among all the counties of our 
Diocese in that within its borders there are ten Churches 
for our white congregations and three for the colored work. 
This represents approximately one thousand communicants 
more than half of which reside in the city of Washington. 
All these Church buildings are being used regularly for the 
services of the Church with the exception of one, that be- 
ing located at Pinetown. A movement is on foot to have 
this latter Church ^building finished and furnished so that 
regular services may be held here also. 

The past year was a most succes^'ful one in St. Peter's 
Parish. If numbers show the strength and the success of 
the work accomplished, the following numbers will speak 
for themselves:' Baptisms 39, confirmations 42, total num- 
ber of communicants living in the Parish as far as is known 
480, the pledge of $3,000.00 to the Nation-Wide Campaign of 
the Church paid in full. 


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The Mission Herald. 

Vol. XXXVl. 


No. 4 

An Interpretation of the Nation- Wide Campaign, Past, Present 

and Future in Ea^ Carolina. 

(By the Rev. James E. W. Cook.) 

"Give an Account of Thy Stewardship." St. Luke 16:2. The second largest item of expenditure is one of $27,- 

We all realize, I believe, tliat we are individually respon ;!41.0U — our annual quota to the General Church. This is, 

sible to our Lord for the use of the talents with which He of course, set for us by the Presiding Bishop and Council, 

has endowed us. Our privileges and our abilities carry cor- and we have no reason to complain of its amount when we 

responding responsibilities. All our life- is a trust. Ev^eu learn that we are giving the General Church only 37 per 

our faith is not ours in tee simple; we are "stewards of the cent, while some dioceses are giving more than 50 per cent 

manifold grace of God", and at any time He ma/ demand of their total income, 

a rendering of our accounts. In the administration of the Diocese there is needed 

But I sometimes fear we do not fully ^rasp the fact that $7, 000. 00 for "Diocesan Support." Under this heading are 

we have, as members of the Church founded by Christ, a included the salaries of Diocesan officers, salary and rent 

corporate responsibility equally real and vital. You and of the Diocesan Secretary, the expenses of the Annual Coun- 

I will be held accountable for our personal deeds: we ad- cil, the printing of the Journal, meetings of departments 

niit that. You and I will also be held accountable for the and other expenses. 

success or the failure of the corporate organization we call Of all these items one of the most important is, I believe, 

"The Church" in the Diocese of East Carolina; that we are that of the Diocesan Secretary. On page 77, Journal ot 

prone to forget. 1921, our Bishop, in his address, says: 

How much of the blame for failure, should the Church fail 'At the rtrst meeting of the Bishop and E'xecutive Council, 

in accomplishing her Lord's mission, would be laid at your it was decided that in order to make the new plan more 

door or mine, I cannot say. Nor can 1 tell how much of her effective, it was necessary to employ a full time Executive 

success would be attributed to any individual in the final Secretary who would keep in close and constant touch 

accounting. But I am sure that the great Accountant and v. ith the Parishes and Missions, assist in gathering in the 

Judge of all the earth will do right, and that we shall all N. W. C. pledges, hold Conferences and Missions, relieve 

participate in the judgment without partiality. the Bishop of much detail work, co-operate with the Treas- 

One other thing is sure. Our responsibility did not end urer in collecting Pension B"'und premiums and in other 

with the contribution we made to the Treasury of the ways act as Field Agent and representative of the Bishop 

Church; it, in reality, only then actively began. We shall and Executive Council." 

undoubtedly be held responsible, in some measure, for what The Executive Office which was then deemed "necessarj'," 

was done with our subscription to the common fund. has become of paramount importance to the work of the 

These facts lead me to believe that a review of what the Diocese. From my own intimate and practical knowledge 

Church is doing in our Diocese may help us to give an in- I -Aish to saj that the volume of bu.-^iness done at the 

telligent statement, when the summons comes: "Render an Diocesan Headquarters far surpasses the general concep- 

account of thy stewardship " tion. The numbers of details — the minutiae of administra- 

The General Convention of 1919, endorsing; the Nation- tion — that arise day after day would surprise most of our 

Wide Campaign, passed the following resolution: people. And yet, never were the records of the Diocesan 

"Whereas, the salaries of many of our Clergy are so low transactions kept in better form; never have the Churches 

as to cause hardship and humiliation and are a reproach made more prompt and helpful response to their inquiries, 

to the whole Church, One important part of this office is its connection with 

Therefore be it Resolved, That the House of Deputies, the General Church. It is the "clearing-house" of the 

the House of Bishops concurring, urges every Bishop, every whole work of the Church, receiving communication from 

General Board, every Diocesan Committee and every Ves- the General Church, and disseminating its information 

try to recognize as a primary obligation in the Nation-Wide and literature throughout the Diocese. This relationship 

Campaign the payment to every clergyman of such a Halavy is very essential to co-ordinate effort. 

as shall enable him to do his work as a leader of the 1 feel sure that our Bishop would endorse this statement. 

Church with efficiency and self-respect." raid the expressed belief which I hold, that he could not do 

How has East Carolina responded to this call of the Gen- without the Executive Secretary, 

eral Convention? In totalling up our expenditures for 1922, let us not forget 

Prior to 1919 we had no minimum standard for cl'ergy that they were revised by a Committee especially appointed 

salaries, and the lowest paid was $600.00. In 1921, the by the Bishop and Executive Council to reduce all demands 

lowest paid was $1100.00. The average ol salaries has risen to the minimum. They faithfully carried out one phase of 

from .$1278.53 to $1927.67 during the same period. In the the word "stewardship", which is derived from the Greek 

Program for 1922, the stipends of the Clergy and workers word OIKONOMIA — -from which we get our word "Econ- 

call for $35,000.00. This is to supplement the salaries of om.y." 

27 clergymen and 14 lay workers, including teachers in our We have this, then, as the lowest estimate for the neces- 

colored Parochial schools. It seems a large sum — the larg- sary carrying on of our work: 

est item in the Budget — yet there will still be 24 Clergy in Stipends $ 35,000.00 

our Diocese receiving less than the average salary. General Church Quota 27,341.00 

In this matter we have made wonderful improvement. Diocesan Support 7,000.00 

but there has been no waste, and we have not yet fully Bishop's Salary 5,000.00 

realized that assertion of the Master: "the workman is 

worthy of his hire." $74,341.00 


To meet these expenses, let us see what our resources 

Expectatiou of Income: 

Pledges $ 5S,U0U.U0 

Appropriation ol General Church 5,3UU.UU 

Interest and specials 2,500 . Ou 



That is $8,541.00 short of our needs and that is the reason 
why this year our people were aslced to uiaKe a Lenten 
beif-Denial Oftering to Cover the deficit. 

m addition to this plea&e note there is not included in 
the above anything tor the work of the Thompson Orphan- 
age, nor ior the important departments of Keiigioas Eau- 
caLion and of Christian Social Service; neither for the deu- 
cit of last year. These most worthy causes must suffei 
unless some other way can be found to help them. 

When asked, then, "Give an account of thy Steward.'ihip, ' 
we can truthlully say^ "Lord, we economizea ali we coula ; 
we were "faithful in that which was least." 

Let us humbly thank God that even our imperfect efforts 
and small gifts have been accepted and blessed by Him. 
l-iTnancially, as we have seen, the clergy and lay workers 
have received fairer remuneration. This has enabled the 
Diocese to retain the services of men, many ol whom could 
command higher salaries in other Dioceses. Edihces have 
been repaired and schools assisted. But the spiritual 
achievements are far more important in my estimation. 

The Churches have been brought closer together. Large 
Parishes have lost some of their parochial narrowness, and 
have become deeply interested in the welfaie of smaller 
Missions. The sense of corporate unity has been quicKened 
and with it has come larger visions of service to the strong 
and the inspiration of hope to the weak, while both have 
realized as never before that they are units in the same 
great army called "The Holy Catholic Church. " 

It is my privilege to visit many parts of the Diocese, and 
I have not found, or heard of, a single Parish or .Vlissiou 
that has been injured, that has suffered, or been weakened 
by the Nation-Wide Campaign in its three years' work. 
On the contrary, ou every hand, there are evidences of in- 
creased activity, of awakening consciences, of aroused in- 
terest, of enlarged congregations. More yoiuig men are look- 
ing toward the ministry of the Church as a desirable Ufe- 
choic'e than for several years past. More young, women are 
seeking to make their lives count for righteousness. More 
laymen are taking active part in the services of the Church 
than ever. The tide has turned in our Church schools and 
where decreases were reported last year increases will be 
iound this. While the Woman's Auxiliary, with its great 
missionary spirit, was never so active or strong. 

In the story of the Prodigal Son is a signiflcan't phrase. 
"And when he had spent alL" We have "spent all" on many 
things — law-suits, business speculations, the pursuit of 
pleasure; political ambitions. We have never yet used the 
same prodigality with regard to the Kingaom of God. Yet, 
1 venture to say, that if we did so, when asked to render 
the account of our stewardship, we would have to reply: 
"Lord, Thou gavest me five talents^ and I spent them all, 
and lo, instead of losing them, by the miracle of service 
they have doubled. Here are ten talents — all Thine." 

In the light of the blessings that have followed the Na- 
tion-Wide Campaign in our Diocese; in the face of the great 
work untouched, the opportunities opening; out before us, 
may we resolve to carry on the work with increased conse- 
cration and with the determination that we will not rest 
until the whole Diocese has been won to the banner of our 
dear Lord .Tesus, and "every knee shall bow" and "every 
tongue confess that He is Lord, to the glory of God the 

My sincere prayer is that our deliberations in the forth- 
coming Council may be guided by the Holy Spirit. 

A Letter of Appreciation. 

The following letter was sent in appreciaiion of a box 
sent by the Woman's Auxiliary branches of LlizabeLli City, 
Hertford, Winterville, Roper, Murfreesboro, Belhaveu, Ply- 
mouth and Windsor: 

Sumter, S. C, Dec. 1, 1921. 
Mrs. .1. 3. Harney, Elizabeth City, N. C. 

Aiy dear Mrs. Harney: 1 just wanted to write a line to 
.\ou 10 thank you and through you the other ladies who so 
Kindly sent us the lovely box of clothing and other things. 
^'v e certainly appreciate your kindness very much, and these 
childien will be comioriable all of the winter because or 
your kindness, and I 'know that they will often bless you 
in their thoughts as well as remember you in their prayers. 

Mrs. Walker was delighted with the nice suit you so 
kindly sent her. We have six children in our home, and it 
i.s a great help what jou and the other ladies have done lOr 
us. The ladies who made the dear little dresses- tor the 
three year old child were most kind and good also, and they 
■ceriamly made them beautiluUy. 

1 trust that God's richest blessings may rest upon you 
and .\ ours for your kindness to us. 

Wuh every good wish, I am, 

Faithfully yours, 



To the Editor of the Mission Herald: 

Through \ our paper I wish to make an expression of ap- 
preciation on behalf of the Rector and congregation of 
Grace Chuic-li^ Morganton, for the splendid mission conduct- 
ed by Bishop Daist. It began on Sunday, March 12th, and 
continued through Friday the 17th. Each night the con- 
gregation increased until the Church could hardly hold the 
people on the last night. Every vacant space was filled with 
chairs on that night. 

The Bishop's sermons made a very profound impression 
upon the communicants and our own people were wonder- 
fully helped and inspired. Many requests for prayer were 
made, especially for the sick, and the prayers were offered 
e\ery morning at the early Celebration. 

On the last night oi the mission the Bishop confirmed 
eight persons. 

The mission was an unusual success. The responses in 
every way were remarkable. The parish caught a vision, 
and all were stimulated to greater service. The memories 
sliall linger long with us. The Bishop's presence was a 
benediction, his sermons inspiring. We are grateful to the 
Diocese of East Carolina for this service of Bishop Darst. 



A young woman who recently joined the staff of the 
Ihilippine Mission writes: 

"You did not half tell me the joys of missionary life. 
From everyone's description 1 pictured it as something 
gruesome, rather to be construed as exile, but I am busy 
and happy and very normal up to date." 


Brigands in northern China, preparing to loot a captured 
town decided to spare all the Christians. The problem was 
how to recognize them, for at once there were a large num- 
ber falsely claiming to be Christians. The robbers decided 
by looking at their faces, and the missionaries assure us 
they proved quite accurate in their judgment. 





(By Edmund Hoyt Harding.) 
iii cdniiection with the centennial 

Eiditor's Note 
celebration of St. Peter's parish, Wasliingtori, N. 
C, a most interesting liistorical sketcii of the par- 
ish was prepared by Mr. E. H. Harding. This arti- 
cle is an abridgment of that sketch. 

When the town of Washington was laid off by Col. .James 
Bonner about the year 1776, he set aside lot No. 50 on the 
plot of the town "for the public use of the said township 
for building a church on. On this lot the first church build- 
ing in Washington was erected, but no record can be found 
of the date. This church was used by all of the denomina- 
tions until the year 1800, when a Methodist church was 
built, known as Pott's Chapel. The Episcopalians, Presby- 
terians and Baptists continued to use the "Free Church" 
until 1822, when the Episcopalians built old St. Peter's. 

There is little or no record of any activities of the Epis- 
copalians in and around Washington prior to the founding 
of St. Peter'g parish, but this may be due to the fact that 
there were two well known colonial parishes near Wash- 
ington, St. Thomas, Bath, and Trinity, or Blount's Chape), 
at Chocowinity. 

It is known, however, that the spiritual care of Wash- 
ington wag well looked after by thg Rev. Nathaniel Blount, 
a native of Bfeaufort couhty, who built Trinity Chapfel in 
1773, and who served the people of Beaufort and Pitt Coun- 
ties until his death in September, 1816. He died in Pitt 
County, and his mortal remains were conveyed down the 
Tar river in a canoe and laid to fest in the Blount burying 
ground at Chocowinity. With the i)assing of "Parson 
Blount" there was not a single minister of the Protestant 
Episcopal Church in the whole state of North Carolina. 

The first mention the writer Can find of any Episcopal 
activity in Washington is contained in the .Journal of the 
Diocese of North Carolina for the year 1819, and is in the 
form of a letter from Thos. H. Blount, Esq., to the Rev. 
John Phillips, concerning the erecting of a church building 
in Washingtoji. The Convention ordered a letter written 
to Mr. Blount expressing the wish that he would use his 

exertions towards building a church in Washington. That 
same j^ear the Rev. John Phillips reports a visit to Wash- 
ington and that he found six Communicants. 

At a meetiilg of the Convention of the Diocese of North 
Carolina in 1820 a letter wag read from Thos. H. Blount, 
Esq., stating "the subscription for the building the church 
at Washington is in a state of forwardness and the building 
can commence the ensuing summer." Early in 1822 the 
Rev. Mr. Sitgraves, of Pennsylvania, representing the Dio- 
cesan Missionary Society, visiting Washington and re- 
ported 'the favorable prospects for a church in Washing- 

From all available data it appears that when St. Peters 
Parish was organized it was planned to use the new chuich 
building for both Episcopal and Presbyterian services, but 
owing to some dissension or difference in doctrine it is 
known that the Presbyterian service was never held in old 
St. Peters and they founded their own church in August, 

The parish of St. Peter's was organized on April 7th, 
1S22, and on May 29th of that year the corner stone of the 
church edifice was laid. The church was a plain but very 
substantial building. It had but little pietensions to Church 
architecture, and could only be recognized as such by the 
simple tower. Some years after the church was built a 
tall' spire v/as added to the tower, as shown in the accom- 
isanying picture. This church was used until May 9th, 
1864, when a fire which destroyed a good part of Washing- 
ton, took the church as a part of its toll. While this fire 
oc'cun-ed during the Civil War, it was not an act of war, 
or started by the Northern soldiers. Most of the chancel 
furniture was saved. 

After the war was over and the people of Washington 
had returned to their desolate homes, and when plans were 
lieing made for the rebuilding of the town, the members 
of the church began at once to plan the rebuilding of St. 
Peters. To raise funds the ladies held many fairs and en- 
tertainments and in 1866 the Rev. Edwin Geer, the Rector, 
made a trip through the Northern States asking for help. 
A memorandum of Mr. Geer's shows that many parishes 
gave substantial aid. Late in 1867 the church building was 

Built 1822. Burned 1864. 




Rector Forty-four Years 


First Rector. 

Fresent Rector 

begun. The building committee was composed of Thos. 
H. Blount, T. H. B. Myers and Wm. E. DeMille. The plans 
were drawn by Baltimore architects. 

At this time the progress being made was halted- by the 
resignation of the Rector, the Rev. Edwin Geer, but the 
untiring efforts of Wm. E. DeMille, the senior warden, soon 
had the work going on again and the corner stone of the 
new church was laid on April 20, 1868, by the Rt. Rev. 
Thos. Atkinson, D.D. 

It was a tremendous undertaking for people who had 
been made so poor by war to build a church, but these 
faithful workers deprived themselves of almost everything 
that the House of God might be erected. The Rev. N. 
Collin Hughes, D.D., who became Rector of the Parish late 
in 1868 made a trip through the North begging for funds, 
and largely due to his aid was the church finished. It is 
interesting to note that a part of the brick used in the 
church were made by ,T. G. Bragaw, the present senior war- 
den, who was manager of a brick yard at Chocowinity at 
that time. 

After six years of hard struggle, the church was finished 
and the first service was held on September 14, 1873, at 
which time a public baptism was held and the following 
children were the first to be baptised in the new church: 
Elizabeth Hoyt DeMille (now Mrs. J. Richmond Pitman, 
of New Jersey), Margaret Mutter Blount,' Henry Churchill 
Bragaw and Joseph Flanner Tayloe. 

On the following Sunday, September 21, 1S73, the Rev 
N. C. Hughes having resigned, the Rev. Nathaniel Harding 
accepted a call to become Rector of the Parish. 

It took several years to pay for the church and little was 
done to improve the interior, but on December 18, 187.5, the 
debt was paid off, and the church consecrated by the Rt. 
Rev. Thomas Atkinson, D.D., and Rt. Rev. Theodore B. 
Lyman, Assistant Bishop. 

The Church when Consecrated was very different from 
what it is today. The loyal and generous communicants 
of St. Peter's parish have added much in the way of im- 
provement, both in the interior and exterior, until to-day 
St. Peter's Church is one of the handsomest and best ap- 
pointed edifices in East Carolina. Many l)eautirul memo- 
rials adorn this House of God; the latest to be in.stalled 

being the Nathaniel Harding Memorial Organ, installed 
and dedicated on March 7th, 1920. 


The first Rector of the Parish was the Rev. Joseph Pier- 
son. He was a native of Massachusetts, and came to Wash- 
ington as a deacon in February, 1825. He was ordained 
priest by Bishop Ravenscroft in April 1825, in St. Peter's 
Church. Mr. Pierson was a missionary in Beaufort County, 
and served Zion, Trinity, and St. Thomas', Bath. He died 
suddenly in Washington, D. C, in the summer of 1826. 

Mr. Pierson was followed as Rector by the Rev. Geo. W. 
Freeman, who served from June, 1827, until Sept., 1829. 
Mr. Freeman in after years became the first Bishop of 
Arkansas. He was followed by the Rev. Philip Bruce 
Wiley, who served for only eight months. Then 
followed Rev. Messrs. William N. tiawks, who serv- 
ed from June, 1831, until July, 1833; -the Rev. 
Robert Shaw, who remained in the parish only two months; 
the Rev. John Singletary, who served from January, 1837, 
until June, 184-3; the Rev. W. B. Snowden, who served from 
February, 1844, until March 1848; the Rev. Ferdinand White, 
who served from April, 1848 until July, 1849, (the Rev. 
Mr. White followed Bishop Ives into the Roman Church); 
the Rev. Edwin Geer, who served from March, 1851, until 
January, 1868; the Rev. N. C. Hughes, D.D., who served f»om 
1868 until 1873; the Rev. Nathaniel Harding, who served 
from September, 1873, until his death on June 27th, 1917. 
The ' Rev. M. C. Daughtrey, who came to the parish in 
November, 1916, as assistant rector, was made rector at 
the death of Mr. Harding. He resigned in July, 1920, on 
account of ill health. The present Rector is the Rev. 
Stephen Gardner, who is one of the most active and best 
equipped clergymen in the Diocese. 

The rectorship of the Rev. Nathaniel Harding, which last- 
ed over a period of forty-four years, is deserving of special 
mention. His ministry was a remarkable one in many 
ways. Coming to the Parish just after his ordination, it 
was the first and only parish that he served. He grew up 
with the Church, which almost begun a new life after the 
War, and the character of his ministry was such that the 
congregation of St. Peter's Church is noted far and wide 


for its genuine love of the Church and its loyalty to her 
best and noblest traditions. Mr. Harding, who for many 
years was president of the Diocesan Council, was a leader 
of the Church in State and Diocese. 


The congregation has .steadily grown through the years 
until now it is one of the largest and most active in East 
Carolina. St. Peter's has been particularly fortunate in the 
personnel of its laymen and laywomen. In every time of 
stress, such as during the Civil War, the period following 
the destruction of the Church by fire, or vacancies in the 
rectorship, there were always loyal men and women who 
"carried on". But by far the greatest factor in the growth of 
the parish has been the work of the women. They have 
from the beginning been zealous and untiring, and in count- 
less ways have done much toward making the Church what 
it is today. The first woman's organization was "the 
Female Industrial Society," formed shortly after old St. Pe- 
ter's was built. The first thing that they bought was the 
first communion service, which was presented December, 
1826. From that time to this the women have with loving 
hands and hearts worked for the beautifying of the "Tem- 
ple"; and have practiced in their lives the Christianity 
which has been preached from the pulpit. 

During the one hundred years of the life of the parish 
there have been only five Senior Wardens: Eli Hoyt, 1822- 
1864; Wm. E'. DeMille, 1864-1S73; Edmund S. Hoyt, 1873- 
1897; Wm. A. Blount, M.D., 1897-1911; John G. Bragaw, 
1911. — Mr. Bragaw, the fifth Senior Warden, is still active 
and it is hoped that he will serve tor many years to come. 
Today the vestry of St. Peter's is made up of twelve of 
the best business and professional men of the city, holding 
up the high traditions of love and service which have ever 
marked the laymen of the Parish. 


Death of Mr. George H. Roberts, 

It has pleased our Heavenly Father to call away from 
earthly life our dear friend and senior warden of Christ 
Church, Mr. George H. Roberts. For many> years Mr. Rob- 
erts has been a very active member of this parish as Lay 
Reader has served not only the parish Church, but for years 
has served the mis.siou stations near New Bern. He has 
been a deputy to the General Convention many times, and 
an active member of the S'tanding Committee, and other 
departments of Diocesan work. It may well be said of him 
God's faithful servant has finished his course in faith. 

The Rector visited Richmond, Va., on Septuagesima Sun- 
day and conducted the services for the Rector of the Church 
of the Epiphany, the Rev. J. H. Gibboney. Mr. Gibboney's 
work has met with marked success in all departments. 
Large congregations, big Sunday School, and men's Bible 
class of seventy-five men, tell of the great spiritual move- 
ment in that parish. A beautiful new rectory has been pre- 
sented to Mr. and Airs. Gibboney. On every hand one can 
hear words of commendation of Mr. and Mrs. Gibboney. 

A "Get-together" supper was held in the parish houGe 
in February when a large number of the people of the 
parish sat down to a fine supper prepared by the Woman's 
Guild. Addresses were made by the rector^ members of the 
vestry, and representatives of the guilds and societies ot 
the parish. Mrs. F. S. Duffy was Chairman of the function, 
and Judge O. H. Guion^ Toast Master. 

Archdeacon F. B. Drane, of Alaska, delivered a most 
interesting illustrated lecture on Alaska in the parish house 
on March 2nd. 

Judge O. H. Guion delivered a series of lectures on "The 
Trial of Jesus Christ" to the men's Bible class on Sunday 
mornings during Lent. 

Mr. George H. Roberts, Jr., has been appointed Superin- 
tendent of the Church School. 

A junior vested choir has been organized which has at- 

tracted a great deal of attention by their fine appearance 
and singing during the afternoon services during Lent 

At a meeting of the ^'estry on April 3rd, the rector ap- 
pointed Mr. E. K. Bishop,, Senior Warden, and Mr. J. G. 
Dunn was elected Junior Warden. 

The Bishop has placed St. Thomas Mission, Oriental, 
under the care of Christ Church, and the Rector and Lay 
Readers will conduct services at that place each month. 

Trinity Mission at Pollocksville, a Mission of Christ 
Church is doing a fine work, and anxiously looking forward 
to a Church building. At a recent Bazaar held by the 
guild over $200.00 was added to the building fund. 

All Saints Mission, New Bern, is growing in interest. 
A splendid Church School is under the direction of Mrs. R. 
J. Disosway. There is a very active Woman's Auxiliary, 
and a few weeks ago a Woman's Guild was organized. 

The Rector holds services at St. Thomas, Jasper, (a Mis- 
sion ol Christ Church) on the 3rd Sunday afternoon in each 


Archdeacon Drane To Be Chaplain of Woman's Auxiliary. 

The program of the Women's Meeting at Goldsboro, April 
2.) and 26, promisesi some interesting and helpful reports 
and conferences. 

Archdeacon F. B. Drane will be the Chaplain. Mrs. Cone 
will welcome the visitors and delegates and Mrs. Latimer 
will make the response. Miss Veneti'a Cox, our missionary 
from China, will address the women. Dr. Sturgis will also 
make an address. 

Miss Rena Harding will preside at the Church School Ser- 
vice League conference the second afternoon. She will 
have an exhibit of work from the members of the C. S. S'. L. 

Mrs. Waddell will lead a conference on the Church Pe- 
liodical Club, and Miss Cantwell will have a conference 
on the Girls' Friendly work. The Corporate Communion 
of the women, men invited, will be the morning of the sec- 
ond day, at 7:30, at which time the Bishop's Fund will be 

The noon day prayers of the second day will be conducted 
by Bishop Darst who will address the women and announce 
the representatives to the Triennial meeting in September 
at Portland, Oregon. 

All delegates are requested to bring note books and pen- 
cils, wear badges with their names on them and attend 
e\'ery meeting. 


Few realize the effect produced in Japan by the initiation 
on the part of the Church of work among types of people 
who, before the coming of Christianity, were neglected and 
hopeless outcasts. The feeble-minded, the blind, the lepers, 
the slum-dwellers — these were formerly the sunken classes, 
to be noticed only to be pushed down and out. Then comes 
a Christian priest Or a scientist; he sees the need, and 
henceforth devotes his life to it. Japan looks on; wakes 
up; receives an inspira;tion. and presently a whole new 
feature begins to characterize the Government system of 
education and social service. The tourist notes this and 
says, "How wonderful are the Japanese! Why should 
we presume to send missionaries to them?" Yet Japan 
owes it all to the Church. — A Report to the Department of 


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misled a number in the Diocese of Central New York, who 
thought that the diocesan paper was intended exclusively 
for the clergy. When that wrong impression was cleared 
up several new subscriptions were at once received. 


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Plymouth, N. C. 


The annual diocesan Council is upon us. As always^ we 
look forward to this annual meeting of old friends and 
fellow workers in the Kingdom, and we begin to consider 
possibilities of legislation and discussion. If there be few 
of Us who have any constructive suggestions to make, all of 
us are anxious to do what we can to further tbe interests 
of our beloved Church. This meeting of Council is to be an 
important one. There is much to be decided that will have 
a great bearing on the future. Mr. Cook, in the leading 
article of this month, has set out some suggestions and 
sounds the clarion call for high endeavor. I^uture policies 
are to be decided upon, policies which will determine the 
nature and extent of our work during the coming year. It 
is greatly to be hoped that there will be a good representa 
tion from all over the Diocese; men and women who are 
bent upon progress in every department of the Church's 
work. T. P., Jr. 


Two years ago when the Church met in Council in Fay 
etteville it followed close on the heels of a great victory, 
the Nation Wide Campaign. Conscious of a new power 
begotten of real consecration in the months preceding, and 
possessed of revenue never dreamed of before, the Council 
planned for tlie enlargement of work in the Diocese. En- 
thusiasm over the new program and thankfulness for the 
many evidences of a nevi^ spiritual and financial power in 
tlie Church, were marked characteristics of that Council 
in Fayetteville. Then, too, the people were still in the hey- 
day of their material prosperity, when nothing seemed im- 

possible from a financial standpoint. A slightly different 
spirit will undoubtedly prevail in this Council. We have 
suffered reverses that have made us timid and .have crippled 
our giving power. We have witnessed a falling away in 
bome quarters of the high resolve of 1920. The morale of 
our forces has suffered some deterioration. But God help 
ing us, we must not take counsel too much of our fears 
We must resolve that the good work which was done in the 
fall of 1919 and the fruit which it bore in the Council of 
1920 must be kept up. We cannot turn back now. T. P.^ Jr. 


In the very attractive booklet gotten out by Mr. E. H. 
Harding, commemorating the one hundredth anniversary 
of St. ir'eter's Parish, Washington, the following well de- 
served tribute was paid Mr. John G. Bragaw, Jr , which the 
Aiission Herald heartily endorses: 

"John G. Bragaw, Jr., the son of the present senior war- 
den and the great-grandson of the first senior warden, has 
been identified with the life of the Parish ever since he was 
large enough to pump the pipe organ. He is without ex- 
ception one of the best lay workers in the whole American 
church and has served in every capacity in the Parish. 
In East Carolina he is lovingly called the "Bishop of the 
Laity", and has served on the most important committees 
of the diocese. He is a lay reader and when Zion Parish 
was without a Rector, he gave them regular services. 
While not called on to read the service here for the past 
three or four years, prior to that time in the declining 
years of the Rev. Nathaniel Harding, he served -him lovingly 
and tenderly in every service of the church. Without his 
help Mr. Harding would have had to give up the work many 
years before his death. Nothing better describes his ser- 
vice and devotion to his old Rector than the text from which 
Mr. Harding preached his first sermon here: "And Aaron 
and Hur stayed up his hands and his hands were steady 
until the going down of the sun." 


Mr. Clyde Calioon, a prominent citizen of the town of 
Plymouth and one of the most active laymen of Grace 
Church, died very suddenly on Tuesday, April 4th. He was 
stricken with influenza on Friday and died the following 
Tuesday. His remains were buried in Grace Church yard 
on Wednesday afternoon^ following a service in the Church 
by the Rector, Rev. Theodore Partrick, Jr. The vestrymen 
of the Church were pallbearers. 

Mr. Gaboon is survived by his wife, Minnie Harrison 
Cahoon, a devoted member of Grace Church, and by five 
young children. 

The deceased was in the 42nd year of his age, and had 
attained to a position of prominence in his community. He 
was one of Plymouth's leading merchants and a member of 
the County Board of Education. He was an active and loyal 
communicant of Grace Church, being a member of the 
vestry and treasurer of the Parish. The writer, who was 
his Rector, had learned to love him and to depend on him 
lor encouragement aiid advice. He was generous in his 
contributions to the Church, and regular in attendance 
upon the services. 

Mr. Gaboon's most notable characteristio, perhaps, was 
his passionate devotion to his family. He was a man of 
very marked personality; a man of strong feeling, deep 
sympathy, and of generous impulses. He will be greatly 
missed by his family, Church and community. T. P. Jr. 

Christ Church, New Bern, has had a most interesting 
Men's Bible class during Lent. The class has been taught 
by Judge O. H. Guion, the subjects of his lectures being 
"The Trials of Jesus Christ." The class has been conduct- 
ed under the auspices of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew. 
Judge Guion's lectures have been of great interest. 



"O live ye by the Kalendar, 
And with the good ye dwell; 
The Spirit that came down on them, 
Will Lighten you as well." — -Bishop Coxe. 

April 23 — ^First Sunday after Easter 

25 — S. Mark Evang. 

30 — Second Sunday after Easter 
1 — ^SS. Philip and James 
7 — Third Sunday after Easter 

14 — Fourth Sunday after Easter 

21 — Fifth Sunday after Easter 



The Bishop's Letter. 

Owing to the condition of the roads, I was advised not to 
go into Hyde county for my proposed visitation on the first 
Sunday in March, so 1 cancelled that appointment, or latn- 
er postponed it till the latter part of May. 

On Sunday, March the fifth, 1 preaciie I and celebrated 
Holy Communion in All Souls Chapel, North West, lirund- 
wicli County, at 10 a. m. 

On the evening of that day I read the services and preach- 
ed in St. Paul's Church, Wilmington. 

From March twelfth to seventeenth inclusive, I conducted 
a mission in Grace Church, Morganton, District of AsheviUe, 
for my friend the Rev. N. C. Duncan^ a former missionary 
of East Carolina. 1 enjoyed the week very much, and in 
the mission helped the parish just half as much as it help- 
ed me. I feel that it was more than worth while. 

Mr. Duncan is making his life and ministry count tor 
splendid things in that important field. 

On Sunday, the nineteenth, at 11 a. m., I preached, con- 
,flrmed one person, and celebrated Holy Communion in St. 
Gabriel Church, Faison. 

In the evening of that day I preached and confirmed four 
persons (one in private) in St. Paul's Church, Clinton. Rev. 
A. R. Parshley, the rector of these two churches is doing 
splendid work in Sampson county. 

On Thursday, the twenty-third, at 4:30 p. m., I made 
an address at the Children's service in Grace Church, Ply- 
mouth. At night in the same church, I preached and con- 
firmed three persons^ presented by the pastor. Rev. Theo- 
dore Partrick, Jr. 

On Friday night, the twenty-fourth, I preached and con- 
firmed one person, presented by the rector, Rev. J. N. By- 
num, in S't. Luke's Church, Roper. 

Owing to the rapid growth of the fields served by Mr. 
Bynum and Mr. Partrick, it has become necessary to place 
another clergyman in that section of the Diocese, and I have 
decided to place one of our Deacons in Creswell, with 
charge of Columbia, and attach Roper to Plymouth. Under 
this new plan, beginning on or about July the first Mr. 
Partrick will serve Grace Church, Plymouth, and St. Luke's^ 
Roper. Mr. Bynum will serve St. James', Belhaven, St. 
Matthews', Yeatesville, and St. John's, Sladesville, and the 
Deacon will, under Mr. Partrick's direction, serve St. Da- 
vid's parish, Creswell, and St. Andrews, Columbia. 

This fine development has been made possible through 
the splendid response of that field to the Nation-Wide Cam- 
paign, and the faithful and efficient work of Messrs. By- 
num and Partrick. 

On Sunday, the twenty-sixth, I preached in St. James', 
Belhaven, morning and evening, confirming one person, 
presented by the rector, Rev. J. N. Bynum at the latter 
service. This was my, first visit to Belhaven since the 
completion of the new Parish House and I was much pleas- 
ed to find that it was rapidly becoming a community cen- 
ter. It would be of inestimable value to the work and 

greatly increase our usefulness if we could have similar 
houses in connection with every Parish and mission in the 

On Wednesday, the twenty-ninth, I made the address at 
the afternoon Lenten service in S't. James' Church, Wil- 

ileafee pardon the brevity of this letter but am at home 
for but three days, and have a vast accumulation of mail to 
answer before starting out again. 

Faithfully, Your friend and Bishop, 



April 8 — Confirmation Service St. Peter's, Washington. 

April 9 — Centennial Service St. Peter's, Washington. 

10-14- — Noon-Day Lenten Services, Garrick Theatre, Phila- 
16 — ^Easter — Good Shepherd, Wilmington, A. M.;St. John's, 
Wilmington, P. M. 

18— Christ Church, Hope Mills, P. M. 

23 — St. James, Wilmington, A. M.; High School Com- 
mencement sermon at Burgaw, P. M. 

25-26— Annual Diocesan Council, St. Stephen's Church, 

27 — Meeting of Bishop and Executive Council, Goldsboro^ 
10 A. M. 

30 — St. John's, Fayetteville, A. M.; St. Philip's, Campbell- 
ton P. M. 

May 1 — Mission: Tolar-Hart Mills, Fayetteville, P. M. 

4 — Probable ordination to Priesthood of Rev. Messrs. 
J. E. W. Cook, and Harvey A. Cox, in St. James Churcli, 
Wilmington, 10:30 A. M. 

May 7 — St. Paul's, Wilmington. 

May 9 — Meeting of N. W. C. Department of Presiding 
Bishop and Council in New York. 


Those paying one dollar: Mrs. H. N. Parsley, Mrs. H. M. 
VVhittaker, Mrs. Angus Sliaw, Mrs. Geo. Capehart, H. F. 
Wilder, Mrs. W. H. McClain, Mrs. W. G. Gaither, Mrs. S. 
M. Sparrow, R. H. Rice, Mrs. Emily Pain, Mrs. Laura Brown, 
Mrs. e;. M. Herring, Mrs. R. C. Cantwell, J. F. Woolvin, 
Mrs. L. Y. Holoman, Mrs. Geo. T. Brett, Mrs. Fred Cohoon, 
Miss Caroline Meares. Miss Laura Hayes, Mrs. Robt. Tripp, 
Mrs. L. B. McKay, Miss Julia Hoyt, Mrs. F. W. Dick, S. E'. 
Adams, Mrs. George Makely, Mrs. T. Litchfield, Miss Helen 
Guilford, W. W. Moore, Miss Emma Cuthrell, Mrs. L. T. 
Thompson, Mrs. T. Bonner Dixon, Mrs. J. E. Porter, Mrs. 
W. J. Williams, Anson Alligood, Mrs. H. C. Prince, Mrs. H. 
E .Goodwin, Mrs. J. G. Kenan, Geo. B. Elliott, W. H. Brown, 
Mrs. D H. Scott, Mrs. H. K. Nash, Mrs. G. G. Thomas, Jr., 
Miss Belle Thomas, Mrs. J. W. Williamson, Mrs. T. O. Bunt- 
ing, Miss Annie Kidder, Mrs. L. N. Whitted, Miss Mattie 
Parker, Mrs. H. C. Warren, Mrs. Isabel Miller, Mrs. C. C. 
Chadbourn. Total $51.00. 

Those paying more than one dollar: Mrs. Julia Campbell 
$2.00; Mrs. Alonza Hassell $2.00; Mrs. thomas Griffin $2.00; 
Miss Lena Berry $5.00; Miss Ida Peacock $2.00; M G. Saun- 
ders $2.00; Mrs. S. M. Eoatwright $2.00; Mrs. E. L. Cronly 
$2.00; F. B. Gault $2.00; Mrs. Harry Phelps $2.00; Mrs. 
Burgess Urquhart $2.00. Total $25.00. , ■ 

Grand total $76.00. 

The Rev. T. P. Opie, Rector of the churches at Red 
Springs and Maxton has recently presented two fine con- 
mation classes to the Bishop. Mr. Opie recently conducted 
a service in Trinity Church, Lumberton. 

The Rev. Francis J. H. Coffin, Rector of St. Mary's, Kin- 
ston, will supply at St. Matthew's Church, New York City, 
during his summer vacation this year. 



Diocesan News. 


Announcement by Mrs. James G. Staton, President of the 
Woman's Auxiliary, that the Ven. Frederick B. Drane is 
to be chaplain of the Auxiliary during the meeting of Coun- 
cil in Goldsboro, will give great pleasure. It seems par- 
ticularly fitting, in view of the fact that the women of 
Bast Carolina have always been so much interested in 
Archdeacon Drane's work. 

Miss Rena liarding, who is chairman of the Commission 
on Church Schools and Church School Extension of the 
Diocese, has been writing to Rectors in East Carolina^ ask- 
ing lor such information as will make it possible for her 
to make pertinent suggestions to the Council, when it con- 
siders Church School problems. 

As we go to press the arrangements for the meeting of 
the Convocation of Edenton liave not been perfected by 
Dean Alfred Taylor. The place for the meeting is Ayden. 

On March 25th, the Feast of the Annunciation of the 
Blessed Virgin Mary, corporate Communions for the Wo- 
man's Auxiliary chapters were held in almost all of the 
churches in the Diocese. At this service the United Thank 
Offering was presented. 

The departments of the Bishop and Executive Council of 
East Carolina are to have meetings in Goldsboro on Mon- 
day afternoon and evening preceding the Council, in order 
that they may formulate programs and suggestions for dis- 

The Rev. Walter R. Noe conducted a three hour service 
at Christ Church, Hope Mills, on Good Friday, and lectured 
on "The Events of Holy Week" in the evening. This lec- 
ture was illustrated by beautiful lantern slides and views 
of the Holy Land. 

A chapter of the Woman's Auxiliary has been inaugurated 
at Calvary Church, Warsaw, Mrs. Robert M. Barden being 
the first president. We are glad to note that the Church 
school in connection with this mission has been re-opened 
with Senator R. D. Johnson as superintendent. 

As we go to press it is difficult to give any accurate state- 
ment of the success of the Lenten Self Denial Offering. The 
Rev. W. R. Noe, Executive Secretary of the Diocese, re- 
ports that practically all of the churches are participating. 
It is hoped and believed that the Fund will reach at least 

St. Andrew's, Goldsboro, our Colored mission served by 
the Rev. J. E. Holder, of Kinston, has had no building in 
which to worship. They are now erecting a structure that 
will greatly improve their services. 

to the work of the Mission has been secured, and much 
good will undoubtedly result. 

A Young People's League has been organized in St. 
James* Church, W^ilmington, under the guidance of the Rev. 
W. H. Wheeler, assistant Rector. The Church School is 
also making rapid progress under his leadership. Mr. 
Wheeler has recently rendered valuable assistance at Leb- 
anon chapel and at St. Paul's, during the illness of Mr. 

The rains and floods of January and February made it 
almost impossible to get over the roads of Hyde County, 
according to a report which has come from the Rev. H. W. 
Ticknor, our only resident clergyman in Hyde. It is in- 
teresting to note that Mr. Ticknor is planning to hold ser- 
vices in the hotel lobby of the gi'owing town of New Hol- 
land, which is being built on the land reclaimed by the 
draining of the great Mattamuskeet Lake. This may ulti- 
mately become the most important point for Church work 
in the County. 

St. Philip's Mission, Campbellton, a suburb of Fayette- 
ville, is very active. The Rev. Archer Boogher, Rector of 
St. John's, Fayetteville, is in charge of the Mission, and 
Is ably assisted by several workers from St. John's. The 
services of a woman worker who will give her whole time 

A Sunday morning service has been inaugurated at the 
Ascension Church, Wilmington, for the first time in the 
liistory of that thriving and interesting mission. The Rec- 
tor, Rev. Harvey A Cox reports that it is very successful. 

The Bath Group of churches, now without a Rector since 
the recent resignation of the Rev. T. N. Brincefleld, has 
been placed by Bishop Darst in charge of the Rev. Stephen 
Gardner, Rector of St. Peter's Church, Washington. Mr. 
Gardner will be assisted by his faithful corps of lay work- 
ers in ministering to these people, and it will mean much 
to them. 

The Rev. Wm. H. Milton, D.D., Rector of St. James' 
Church, Wilmington, has been conducting a series of dis- 
cussion meetings for his parish leaders with marked success. 
The leaders, thus instructed, convey the message of the 
Church to the various Parish groups. If this system were 
carried out in every church we should soon have an en- 
lightened constituency. 

The work among our Colored people is showing splendid 
results under the leadership of the Rev. R. I. Johnson, Dean 
of the Colored Convocation. Several changes have been 
made by the Bishop, which would enable the rector to 
render more efficient service. The Rev. W. N. Harper, 
M.D., has taken charge of St. Philip's Mission, Elizabeth 
City, and thus has relieved the Rev. J. B. Brown, of Wash- 
ington, that he may give more time to his Parish, and his 
parochial school. ' The Rev. S. N. Griffith has taken over 
the work at Roper, formerly served by Dr. Harper. This 
re-adjustment will be welcomed by all of the parishes con- 
cerned. The Rev. E. S. Willett, Rector of St. Mark's Col- 
ored Church, Wilmington, is doing fine work at his missions 
in Brooklyn, a section in the Northern part of Wilmington, 
and at Wrightsville S'ound. 

The Rev. J. W. Herritage, D.D., Rector of St. Joseph's, 
Fayetteville, needs a playground and its equipment to in- 
crease the usefulness of his parochial school. We hope this 
will soon be supplied. 

The Rev. James E. W. Cook, during Lent, held special 
services at the ' following places: North West, Burgaw, 
Hope Mills, Atkinson, Warsaw, Whiteville and Southport. 
All the services were well attended, and a marked increase 
of interest was observed. At Southport on Good Friday 
a three hours service was held in which the Rev. Mr. Guy; 
of the Baptist Church, and the Rev. Mr. Earnhardt, of the 
Methodist Church, took part. 

The Rev. A. C. D. Noe, Rector of Emmanuel Churcli, Farm, 
ville, reports the organization of a Churchman's Club, 
which is entering upon its work with much enthusiasm. 
At a recent meeting they raised over $100.00 to put lights in 
the church. The beautiful brick church, which was built by 
the "faithful few," has been refurnished with new pews 
and now presents an attractive appearance. We extend 
our congratulations to the Rector and his earnest people. 



Personal Items. 

We are pleased to report the convalescence of the Rev. 
Alexander Miller, Rector of St. Paul's Church, Wilmington, 
after several week's illness. 

The Rev. A. R. Pai-shley. Rector of St. Paul's Church, 
Clinton, recently preached at the Sunday services in St. 
Timothy's Church Wilson. 

Bishop Darst has been invited to make the address at 
St. Luke's Church, Isle of Wight, in the Diocese of Southern 
Virginia, on June 6th. St. Luke's is one of the oldest 
churches in the United States, and this annual celebration 
of its antiquity is an event of widely extended interest. 

Bishop Darst has been much in demand for commence- 
ment sermons and addresses. He is to preach the bacca- 
laureate sermon to the graduates of the High Sichool at 
Burgaw on Sunday evening, April 23rd. He is to deliver 
the commencement sermon at St. Mary's School, Raleigh,- 
on May 21st. 

The Rev. Joseph N. Bynum, chairman of the department 
of Christian Social Service, recently attended a state con- 
ference of social service workers at Greensboro. 

The Rev. John B. Gibble has entered upon his duties as 
Rector of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Wilmington, 
with fine prospects of success. The Church is spending 
$200 in making repairs on the Rectory. 

The Rev. T. N. Brincefield has taken charge of the Aurora 
groiip of churches. He is planning to use the old chapels 
as a center of community service, which is much needed. 
This is an important field, and we have every confidence 
that it will grow under the strong leadership of Mr. Brince- 

The Rev. C. H. Bascom, Rector of St. Paul's, Greenville, 
ig having large congregations at his services, and the in- 
terest in his work is attracting considerable notice. 

The Rev. J. L. Saunders, who has charge of the Winton 
group of churches, is doing a fine constructive work in his 
section, and is meeting with the hearty response of his 

Mr. James M. Lord our diocesan Lay Missionary, has 
completed a two-weeks canvass at St. Paul's, Beaufort, 
Rev. G. W. Lay, D.C.L., Rector. The personal work of Mr. 
Lord in following up the Mission recently conducted by 
the Rev. W. R. Noe has been very valuable. 

Mrs. Vaughn, a returned Missionary from abroad has 
been leading a series of meetings in St. Paul's Church, Clin- 

We express our sympathy with Rev and Mrs. Howard 
Alligood, of Griffon, over the sickness that has visited their 
home. Their little son and daughter have been down with 
pneumonia. We wish them a speedy and Complete re- 

The Rev. George Frank Hill, Rector of Christ Church, 
Elizabeth City, has recently declined the call extended him 
to become superintendent of the Thompson Orphanage. 
Mr. Hill's many friends in the Diocese will be pleased to 
learn that he has decided to stay with us. 

The Rev. D. G. MacKinnon, S.T.D., Rector of Christ 
Church, New Bern, has a new Mission at Pollocksville, 

which is progressing encouragingly. In addition to his 
many parochial duties. Dr. MacKinnon has been rendering 
service to the Diocese in the examination of several candi- 
dates for the ministry. 

The Rev. G. W. Lay, D.C.L., has done splendid work this 
.vear as Diocesan representative of the Department of 
Religious Education. He has given one Sunday each m.onth 
throughout the year, visiting various parishes for the pur- 
pose of arousing interest in the better conduct of Church 

The Rev. Edward Wooten, the oldest priest in our Dio- 
cese, is keeping in remarkable health considering his age, 
and is always glad to greet his brethren who come to 

The Rev. Frank D. Dean, M.D., has been supplying St 
John's, Wilmington, and St. Philip's, Southport, with much 


Elaborate Services to Mark One Hundredth Anniversary ot 


"Our Centennial" John G. Bragaw, ,lr. 

The Nazarene A Cantata 


The Nazarene Mark E. Swingley 

A Widow Mrs. James Hackney 

Ruth, her daughter Mrs. E. M. Brown 

John The Rev. Stephen Gardner 

.lames , H. M. Burrows 




Confirmation Service. 
Evening Prayer. 
Confirmation Address. 


Holy Communion 8 A. M. 

Anniversary Service on site of Old Church ..10:30 A. M. 

Prayers Bishop Darst 

Address Rev. R. B. Drane, M.D. 

Palm Sunday Service 11 A. M. 

Morning Prayer. 

S'ermon. . . ., Bishop Darst 

Evening Prayer 8 P. M. 

Sermon The Rev. J. N. Bynum 

From a visitor in Honolulu: "St. Peter's Chinese Church 
with its devoted congregation and its general tone of sta- 
bility and activity is a perfect joy. Really there is nothing 
like these fine Chinese Christians — so simple and earnest 
and dependable." 


The most helpful Lent I have ever had was in 1920 when 
the Nation-Wide Campaign for the Church's Mission was 
being launched. Here I had opportunity to stress prayer, 
personal service, stewardship. During that Lent the parish 
was literally on its knees and received a spiritual impetus 
which has ever abated and is even now growing. — Albert 
Martin, in The Churchman. 





(St. Martin's, Hamilton, Correspondence.) 

In the death of John P. Boyle, March 16, 1922, St. Ma;- 
tin's Parish, the town of Hamilton and Martin County have 
suffered a grievous loss. 

The startling news, "Mr. Boyle is dead,'' brought sorrow 
and dismay to the whole community. For many years he 
was a leading figure in Church and business life, and he 
occupied a position in their various activities that cannot 
easily be filled. 

John Plumbe Boyle was born in Plymouth, N. C, Feb. 1 , 
1853, the youngest son of John McC. and Mary Plumbe 
Boyle. He was one of a family of nine children, three boys 
and six girls. Reared in a family noted for its loyalty and 
devotion to the Cliurch, he was baptized in infancy, taking 
his names from his maternal grandfather. Dr. John Plumbe, 
of Leith, Wales, and his great grandfather. Colonel John 
Atherton, Esq., of Somerset Hall, England. 

Driven from Plymouth by the coming of the Federal 
forces during the War of the Constitution, his family lived 
in Windsor for some years, finally settling in Hamilton, 
which became his home for the rest of his life except for 
a few years spent in Brunswick, Georgia, where he was 
engaged in the lumber business. 

Largely through the efforts of his mother the church 
in Hamilton was built, and many of his people are buried in 
the Church yard surrounding that memorial of her fruitful 

Thougli successful in business life, Mr. Boyle preferred 
the quiet di.gnifled life of the farmer, and one of his choic- 
est possessions was the Rainbow Farm on the Roanoke 
River, noted for its excellence throughout this region. 

Mr. Boyle married late in life, but he found great happi- 
ness in his home, made beautiful by the active companion- 
ship and charming hospitality of his wife, Margaret Britton 
Boyle, who survives him. There remain also four sisters, 
Mrs. R. H. Everett and Miss Jeanie Boyle of Brunswick, 
Georgia, Mrs. M. A. Gotten of Baltimore, and Mrs. Irene 
Smith of Williamston. 

Always loyal and devoted to the Church, he was for many 
years Junior Warden and Treasurer of the parish; faithful 
in attendance and generous in support, his zeal and love 
were apparent to all. "A good man", was the testimony 
of all who knew him. As son, brother, husband, neighbor, 
citizen and Churchman, his name is held in respect and 


The Woman's Auxiliary of St. Thomas' Church, Windsor, 
records with profound sorrow, the departure from this life 
on Christmas, 1921, of our dear friend Mrs. D. C. Winston. 

Mrs. Winston's early married life was spent in Windsor, 
during which time she was untiring in her work for the 
Church. There are among us many who cherish sweet mem- 
ories of her as their Sunday School teacher, leader of the 
Young Girls Guild and other branches of Church work. 

She it was, who with a few other good women of S't. 
Thomas Parish organized the' Guild, which is still an active 
part of the work of the Parish. 

This same devotion to St. Thomas' Church continued 
throughout her life. 

Be it therefore Resolved, That while we keenly feel the 
loss of our dear friend, we patiently submit to the will of 
Him who doeth all things well, realizing that our loss is her 

Resolved also. That we extend to her loved ones our 

deepest sympathy; that these resolutions be incorporated 
into the minutes of our Auxiliary to show our appreciation 
of the love and interest of this good woman; and that a 
copy be sent to The Mission Herald for publication. 



Our Heavenly Father has called home the soul of our 
revered and beloved Elizabeth Mutter Blount Hoyt, leaving 
a void that cannot be filled and the memory of a useful lif6. 
In 1897, the Woman's Auxiliary of St. Peter's Parish, 
Washington, N. C, elected Miss Hoyt, Secretary, which 
office she capably held for twenty-two years. Loyally and 
faithfully, she performed this task and such an example 
was a daily benediction and inspiration to those of us whose 
privilege it has been to work with her. 

S'till another service to her church looms up even bigger 
since it lasted over a longer period of time. As organist, 
she served thirty years. Thirty years of harmony with in- 
strument^ choir and Rector, reflects a life worth-while. 
All honor to this life of faithfulness, quietness and rever- 
ence which entered into rest after eighty-one years of 
untiring service. 



Mr. Robert J. Sellers, a communicant of St. John's^ Wil- 
mington, died on Wednesday, March 22nd, after a brief 
attack of pneumonia. Mr. Sellers was an active church 
worker, and well known in the Wilmington Convocation 
as an earnest lay reader. 

The funeral was held in (St. John's Church on Friday, 
March 24th, conducted by the Rev. Frank D. Dean, with 
Rev. Messrs. J. B. Gibble and W. R. Noe assisting. The 
sadness of the event was deepend by the illness of Mrs. 
Sellers, who lay in St. John's Sanitorium, also a victim of 
]meumonia. We regret to say that Mrs. Sellers did not 
recover, but joined her husband in death on Monday, March 
27th. Her funeral was held on Tuesday the 28th, conducted 
by the Rev. J. B. Gibble, at the home of her brother, Mr. 
George Cameron, Sunset park. We extend our sincere con- 
dolences to the surviving son mother and brother. 


There is usually some one in a mission study class who 
feels impelled to take up arms on behalf of Mohammedan- 
ism. "Isn't it after all a pretty good religion?" In Bishop 
Gore's book, "The Sermon on the Mount," there is the fol- 
lowing paragraph which may be found useful: 

"We have often heard it said that more people are good 
Mohammedans in Mohammedan countries than good Chris- 
tians in Christian Countries. That may be true, and for this 
reas(|i: Mohammed set before his disciples an ideal of con- 
duct calculated to commend itself naturally to the people 
he had to do with. Supposing no fundamental change of 
character, no real transformation, was required of them, 
he saw^ that they would be ready enough to observe relig- 
ious ceremonies, and to fight, and to abstain from drink. 
He fastened on these things. These, he said, are what 
God requires of you. And he has won a high measure of 
success on the average. Mohammedans have been conspic- 
uous for cour.age and temperance and regularity in the 
transaction of religious forms. But just because Moham- 
med was so easily satisfied, his religion has been a religion 
of stagnation. He neither aimed at nor effected any regen- 
eration of man." 




Easter Now of Almost Universal Observance. 

It is interesting to note that iiaster is the oldest oJ: ail 
the festivals in the Christian calendar. It even aute-dates 
the observance ot Christmas; tor while Easter has been oo- 
served from the very foundation of Christianity over eigii- 
teen hundred years ago, it was not until the Fourth Century 
of the modern era that the natal day of Jesus of Nazareth 
began to be celebratea. Like Christmas, Easter has assumed 
a universality of obseivaiice which is a tribute to ihe instinc- 
tive religious beliefs of a large portion of the world's peo- 
ple; and the two together may reasonably be classed as 
the ranking festivals of the year. 

riobabiy one of tlie most interesting tacts in Cunnectioii 
with Easter, which, to those of Christian belief, marks the 
Resurrection of the Saviour, is that its origin dates back 
to the old Jewish Feast of the Passover. 

"The first Christians being derived from or intimately 
connected with the Jewish Church," says a Church histo- 
rian, "naturally continued to observe the Jewish festival, 
though in a new spirit, as commemorative of events of 
which those had been shadows. The Passover, ennobled 
by the thought of Christ as the true Paschal Lamb, the 
lust fruits from the dead, contiuued to be celebrated and 
became the Christian Easter." 

But while Easter is a continuation in Christian form 
of the Jewish Passover, early differences arose as to the 
precise day on which the Easter Festival should be observ- 
ed. In the Jewish faith the Passover occurs on a fixed day 
of the month; whereas the Christian believers from the 
earliest days assigned the Easter festival to a fixed day of 
the week, namely, Sunday, that being the hrst day of the 
week, and the day, according to Scripture, upon which 
Christ rose from the dead. 

These differences, due largely to asironomical problems 
of a confusing character, continued until the year 325 when, 
at the Council of Nicea, it was decreed that everywhere in 
Christendom Easter should be celebrated on the same day. 
It was not, however, until the adoption of the Gregorian 
calendar in 1582 that this decree secured general accept- 
ance; and even to this day in the Churches of Russia and 
Greece, as well as in some of tlie Oriental Churches, where 
the Gregorian or modern calendar has not been accepted, 
Easter falls sometimes before and sometimes after the date 
on which the festival is celebrated by the western Churches. 

As Easter Sunday thus became a fixed festival in the 
Christian calendar so, likewise, throughout Christendom, 
with the exceptions noted, it is decreed that Good Friday, 
commemorative of the day of the Crucifixion, shall be ob- 
served on the Friday immediately preceding the Festival 
of Easter. Increasing importance has been attached by 
Christian communities in later years to Long or Good or 
Great or God's Friday. It is probably, as the day on which 
Christ offered up his life for the redemption of the world, 
the most sacred and solemn of the Christian year. In the 
Churches on that day the altars are stripped of all decora- 
tions; except the Cross, which is veiled in black; the hang- 
ings are all black, and the day is given over to prayer and 
meditation. The note of sacredness and solemnity has 
found its way even into secular affairs, many of the States 
of the Union having made it a legal holiday. The custom of 
celebrating the day is involved in obscurity; though from 
the earliest times, every Friday among Christians has been 
observed as a Fast Day, as every Sunday has been a Feast 
Day, and the connection between the one as marking the 
day of the Crucifixion and the other as marking the day 
of the Resurrection is easily traced. 

Christmas again comes into juxtaposition with Easter 
inasmuch as the two signalize the great outstanding facts 
in the Christian faith — the Birth and the Resurrection. The 
intimate connection between Easter, the day of Resurrec- 

tion, and the awakening to life of the earth after the pas- 
sage of winter, gives the festival a significance out of which 
has grown the diverse forms of observance of the day 
\. liicli carry it beyond its initial religious meaning, but 
without detracting from it. According to the Venerable 
J/.ede, the day takes its name from Eostre, a Teutonic god- 
dess of the rising lights of Day and Spring. 


Enthusiastic Secretary Writes Advance Story. 
(By John W. Lethaby.) 

For nearly the whole of September Portland, Oregon, 
will be the Mecca toward which the eyes of all good Church 
people will be directed. The House of Bishops, the House 
of Deputies and the Women's Organizations will for the 
fust time in the history of the Church meet under one rool; 
in the magnificent Auditorium that is the property of the 
city. Over five thousand people can be comfortably seated 
for the great, historic services. A thousand people can be 
supplied vvfith lunch at one sitting in the commodious base- 
ment and upstairs convention rooms will house the ex- 
hibits of a score of Church activities. The great Churches 
of Portland have gladly ofieired their buildings and equiiJ- 
nient for conferences. 

The Public Library, a massive four square dynamo house 
of moral force, has been tendered for nine different meet- 
ings at a time. It may be interesting to point out that the 
per capita withdrawal of books in the whole United States 
is the highest in Portland. 

The Auto Committee and the women's organizations will 
provide a fleet of machines mai'ked with the purple cross, 
which has been chosen to be the official badge. From the 
time the delegates arrive at the station wearing the official 
cross, autos will be at their service for business or pleasure. 
One special excursion will be along the fifty miles of wa- 
terfall and mountain that skirts the great Columbia River. 
At Multnomah Falls our guests shall witness a sheer drop 
of 725 feet, where a mountain stream falls into a feni- 
iiinged pool and clothes the shining cliff with an exquisite 
veil of shimmering^ pearly lace. 

For those of active temperament, the Outing Committee 
v.ill provide, both before and after Convention, mountain 
climbing trips, fishing and hunting excursions, boating 
facilities and excursions to the special scenic points of 
Oregon, like Crater Lake, tlie wonderful Josephine Caves, 
the McKenzie River Avith "The finest fishing in the world, ' 
to quote Kipling. 

Some of the visitors are planning to take cottages by 
the seaside, or to rent furnished houses in Portland for a 
month or more. This plan gives a magnificent vacation at 
a very moderate cost when shared among a number. A 
group of teachers, instead ot going to Europe, is coming to 
spend a glorious holiday camping out in the shadow of Mt. 
Hood, which towers over 12,000 feet above the shining wa- 
ters of the ancient Oregon. As that great poem Thanatop- 
sis declares, 

"Where rolls the Oregon 
And hears no sound save its own dashings." 

Already reservations have been made for over a thou- 
sand persons, including Bishops from such distant points 
as Japan, Brazil, deputies from Florida, and New Hamp- 
shire, visitors from Alaska and Patagonia, women from 
China and from England, friendly delegations from Canac'a 
and the other parts of the Anglican-Communion. For on 
our great Church the sun never sets: 

"As o'er each continent and island. 
The dawn leads on another day. 
The voice of prayer is never silent 
Nor dies the strain of praise away." 




(Rev. W. E. Cox in the Virginia Churcliman.) 

iue late iSisliop Potter summed up tlie tunctious oi war- 
ueua uuuer iniee aepartmeuts oi service, namely, custod- 

itm-j Ul plOpeiL^, guaKUaiia ul pUUtlC WOltollliJ, VflLUebbet: 

aua exemplars ot laitli ana conuuct. Tliis is certainly a 
uisiiiaeu program. Vvarueiis are clearly to be regarded as 
ciie represenuative men oi ine cnurcn in every pansli — rep- 
iet;eui.a<.ive oi lifcr faiaiiuciiua, uer uuciriiie, iier <;uUare, uer 
aims, lier liie. 

Let me quote aloo iiom the present Uishop oi Massachu- 
setts, 'lire waiuen is bound, above ail things, to be a man 
oi true auu high <;naracter. in all business and social rela- 
Lions ne IS honoraole, pure and worthy oi respect; lie is 
leveieni aiiu generous in word and need lull ot the spirit 
oi ciiarit.y, ana anogether Cuiisciau in temper, ueing uu 
i^iixLt!!- ill Lue Hipiacopai Diiuicii, lie IS io.yai to Its uoctiine 
anu aiBcipiine, intelligent in its principles and iaithiui to 
lis traditions. He appreciates tne vame of the Ciiuicn lo 
tiie community, and in accepting the ollice binds liimseli 
to a reasonable uevoiion to the interests oi tne parish, 
iiiis means that tne yoruger members ot the parish can 
Liii^iy loojv tu mm to be-c; vv uat tiieir relcitious to tne C/iiurcn 
should be." 

wnat Liiese bishops say oi the wardens is equally true of 
every vestryman, and 1 am quoting it as an ideal for 
every vestryman. 

1 ao not think 1 need to dwell here upon tlie routine du- 
ties ot the vestry — the upkeep of the property, the collect- 
ing and aisuursiiig ot lauus, ana similar uaties; but ratuer 
some oi the finer and higher things that pertain to the 
position which the Chtu'ch has called vestrymen to hll. 

1. Every vestryman should ot course attend regularly 
and punctually vestry meetings whenever possible. 

'A. tie should also have family worship in his home; and 
take and read such good Cliurch papers as the Virginia 
Churchman, the Southern Churchman and the Spirit oi 

ii. Vestrymen should be foremost in promoting the wor- 
ship oi (jod in the public services of the church, and ex- 
empiais oi regularity in Iheir atrandaiice and patlicipation. 
Bishop Anderson, of Chicago, in his "I^etters to Laymen,' 
says this: "May 1 point out one way in which vestrymen 
can render conspicuousj service? it is simply this — the 
liaDit 01 regular atlenuance at public worsnip. Oi course, 
church-going does not cover the whole ground of duty. 
Worship without service might became an hypocrisy; 
but service without worship soon vanishes into thin air. 
I cannot stop to philosophize about it. 1 only remind you 
that our Lord associated worship and service; and that 
today the work ot the Church is being done by the church- 
goers and not by the absentees. To the young the example 
of a church going vestry is incalc'ulabe tor good. The con- 
trary example is immeasurably harmful. No rector can 
overcome the paralysis that overtakes a parish through a 
non-worshipping vestry." 

4. Vestrymen should be regular at the Holy Communion. 
In all ages of Christendom Holy Communion has been the 
supreme service ot the Church. Our Lord Himself institut- 
ed it, and at the time of its institution said, "Do this in 
remembrance of me." From the human point of view, it is 
an act of personal consecration, and personal consecration 
is the first fundamental of all true and laudable service. 

5. I am sure you will agree that every member of the 
church ought to be a contributor to the support of the 
church. In the parable of the rich young ruler Jesus teach- 
es us that a man is not truly consecrated to God till he has 
consecrated his money to the service of God. If you agree 
that this principle applies to the congregation as a whole, 
then you can hardly do otherwise than agree that the ves- 
try should be exemplary in this respect. Vestrymen, as 
the leaders and representative men of the congregation, 

shotdd subscribe liberally in proportion to their meana as 
they expect tne rest of the congregation to subsciiue, anu 
when they have subscribed tney should pay as scrupulously 
as tney expect tne rest to pay. 

6. Again, tnere must oe mutual understanding and loyal 
co-operation between rector anu vestrymen, ii we are to 
worii together successiully ana happily, in matters tem- 
poral the vestry as a corporate whole is responsible, and 
It IS vested with tne autnority necessary to tnat responsi- 
bility. And when tne vestry as a corporate wnoie acts in 
tne discnarge of its plain duty, tne wise rector pledges his 
sinceie co-operation, even thougn his judgment and his 
wishes in any particular case may not coinciae witn theirs. 

m things spiritual, sucn as tne public services of the 
church and tne work of the Sunday school, and in matters 
oj. orgauiiation and administration oi Cnurch activities, the 
responsiDility necessarily rests upon the rector, ana the 
necessary authority is vested in him. In the exercise oi 
his plain auty in these matters he needs, and has a right 
to expect, the 'lo al co-operation of his vestry even tnougn 
tneir juagnient and wishes in some particular case may 
not coinciue with his. 

7. in conclusion, i want to say a word about the relig- 
ious nature oi tne ofnce oi ve.-itiymen, and i shall do so. 
not in my own words, but in the woras oi the iiishop of 

"It is commonly stated that the rector has charge of 
the spiritualities, ana tnat the vestry is responsiole only 
lor the temporalities. This somewhat iorensic statement 
is useful in differentiating functions (as I have just donej, 
but it is susceptible to the gravest abuse. It would be sheer 
nonsense ii it meant that the rector was not uound to be 
interested in tlie temporal prosperity of the parish, or 
that the vestry is not to be zealous for spiritual progress. 
'Even the temporalities are "religious' temporalities, it 
is God's property of which wardens and vestrymen are cus- 
todians. The treasurer handles God's money. The vestry 
transacts God's business. 

"The vestry is an ofucial lay body created for the fur- 
therance of the purposes of the Church. These purposes 
are the glory of God, and the redemption of men in Christ. 
The vestryman therefore is primarily a propagator and 
promulgator ot the Christian religion. Religion is his hrst 
consideration. Not hnances hrst, and religion next or no- 
where; but religion first and money in religion. As Ruskiu 
said: "Anything which makes religion its second object, 
makes religion no object. He who offers God a second 
place offers Him no place." You cannot secularize or vul- 
garize your office, even ii you would. The world will per- 
sist in regarding you as representative men of religion. It 
assumes that you will be aggressive in spiritual activities, 
and will honor you accordingly. Worship and sacrament, 
Sunday school and contirmation. Church extension, mis- 
sionary enterprise, zeal in good works — these are the ves- 
trymen's normal environment." 


The Rev. B. L. Ancell, D.D., headmaster of Mahan School, 
Yankchow, China, in a letter to the Rev. Mr. Bryden, tells 
of the need of recruits for the Foreign field. Dr. Ancell 
says: "The Seminary (the Virginia Theological Seminary) 
sent us four men this fall and we hope for more next year. 
We are overwhelmed with the need for men. Everything 
in the Mission developing beyond our capacity to provide 
or manage. I have on my desk an urgent appeal from seven 
of the different associations or guilds in a certain city to 
come to them and teach them. I cannot make my hand 
write yet the only answer that I can give them: That I 
simply cannot come, nor make any other provision for them. 
If the young men at home could only see — realize — what a 
man may accomplish out here, I am sure more would come. 
For instance, in the town to which I alluded above, an ac- 
tive, consecrated man could change the character of the 
place in a single lifetime." — Forward (Diocese of Virginia). 




Ithaca, N. Y., 606 N. Aurora St., Feb. 22, 1922. 

My dear Mrs. Adams: Your letter finally reached me in 
New York. I have been moving around so rapidly, it has 
been very difficult to keep up with me. 

Mrs. Roberts' check reached me here in Ithaca last week. 
She wrote me that $15.00 comes from the Parish Guild, $5.00 
from the Mary James Guild, and $5.00 from St. Ann's Guild, 
Will you please thank all the participants in this gift for 
our work (?). You St. John's people have been so good 
to me. 

I am going to use it for our music fund. We are tiying 
to build up a good music department in Hankow, both in 
instrumental and vocal music. The vocal department is 
absolutely destitute of material. I am working on a few 
songs now for translation which I want to have printed for 
use next fall. The check for $25.00 will be such a help in 
getting it done. 

After I return to Hankow^ I hope to complete a graded 
series which we can use in all our mission schools. I have 
been talking with some of the Chinese students up here 
about it, and they are tremendously interested. Two of 
them are going to help me do the translating I am doing 
here, and we have many plans for making the songs ap- 
pealing to Chinese children. 

I am so sorry I'm so far away I can't attend the Council 
in April. My program is very light this term, and I could 
be present for the week end without missing any work. 
If traveling were not quite so expensive! I shall be with 
you in spirit anyway. 

My very best love to you and all the members of dear St. 
John's parish. Affectionately, 



Cash contributions received from Feb. 10th to Mar. 10th. 

Edenton St. Paul's Parish, N. W. C $ 236.33 

Elizabeth City, Christ Church, N. W. C 45.50 

Hope Mills, Christ Church ' 1.50 

New Bern, Mr. C. V. Scott 13.00 

Windsor, S. S., St. Thomas' Church... 
Wilmington, Miss Wilhemina Harlow,. 

Total $299.73 

Contributions m kind received from Feb. 10th to March 
10th: 1 box of valentines and one crate of oranges. Wo- 
man's Auxiliary, Vanceboro; box valentines, C. S. S. L., 
Christ Church Mission, through Mrs. J. W. Hayes, New 
Bern; 2 pairs sheets and 3 pillow cases for the Clifton 
Cason cot, from Mrs. Edward Wood, Edenton; box of cloth- 
ing, stockings, etc., St. Mary's, Kinston; also "extras'" made 
by Christ Church C. S. S. L., Kinston; 5 bags of fertilizer, 
Navassa Guano Co., Wilmington. 


In our last "Notes" we spoke of the serious illness of 
Mrs. Winter. On the 14th of March she was well enough 
to go to her father and daughter in West Hartford, Conn., 
and will not return. She was matron of Thompson Hall 
for nearly five years, and did much to improve the building, 
and organize the work of the house. Being a Scotch wo- 
man by birth it was natural that she should be neat and 
orderly in her methods, and prompt in all that she under- 
took. Her place will be filled by Mrs. M. L. Dooley, lately 
occupying a position in the Sheltering Arms Hospital, 
Hansford, West Va. 

Mrs. Emma P. Wharton arrived on the 22nd of last month 
with her little two year old grandson from Hamlet to take 

charge of the Baby Cottage, and as soon as possible will 
open the doors for the admission of children under four 
years old. 

Wade Potts, the boy who was so badly scalded on Feb 
Sth, has HO far recovered as to be able to take a ride on the 
25th of last month. 

We have lately received two children from East Carolina 
— Inez Simpson from Elizabeth City, and Oscar Spence from 


The reports of Officers and Committees at the March 
Meeting of the Trustees of the American Church Building 
Fund Commission sliowerl a reaction in the volume of busi- 
ness done for the first two months of the year due to the 
necessity of use of the Permanent Fund as a Revolving 
Fund to be loaned, returned and loaned again. Loans are 
being made only as funds become available from outstand- 
ing loans, and applications are taken up in sequence or on 
assigned dates. Five Loans of $14,100, were however made, 
as were also, from income, one Grant of $G00 and three 
Gifts of $1,575. 

A. new booklet entitled "How can it be built" has bec^n 
issued, and will be forwarded on application. It Is aitrac- 
tively illustrated with cuts of buildings which stand as 
types, and sets forth the needs both of the Churcli and of 
the Commission. 

The subject of the insurance of Church Buildings occu- 
pied the particular attention of the Trustees. Recent fire 
losses on Churches in New York City led to the considera- 
tion of the subject of full insurance protection at present 
replacement values, which policy will hereafter be most 
strongly urged upon Parishes wherever a loan i.- made; 
and to the consideration of adequate protection for existing 
loans where values may have changed, where there is co-in- 
surance, or where other policies, not under the Board's 
control, may have lapsed. A thorough investigali n, and 
adjustment where necessary, was ordered. 


Wyoming' suggests that the diocesan papers might have 
a department headed "Nothing Doing", under which title 
would be listed all the parishes that did not report any 

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PLYMOUTH. N. C, MAY. 1922. 

No. 5 


Address Is An Interpretation of Success and Failure of 1 92 1 

Brethren of the Clergy and Laity of the Diocese of East 

"Grace be unto you, and peace from God our Father, and 
from the Lord Jesus Christ." 

Hy the good providence of God, we are permitted to come 
together for our thirty-ninth Annual Council^ and I earnest- 
ly pray that the same Blessed Spirit Who has guided and 
inspired this Diocese through the years that have passed 
will be with us in abundant measure as we discuss the 
"Father's business" today. 

For the second time since I became Bishop of East Caro- 
lina, it becomes my sad duty to report the death of one 
of our Diocesan Clergy. 

On Thursday, May the twenty-sixth, at his home in Fay- 
etteville, Rev. John Stirling Moody entered into that per, 
feet rest that remains for the people of God. Those of us 
who were permitted to know and love him realize the beau- 
ty of his character, the strength of his intellect, the nobility 
of his soul. Had his physical strength been equal to his 
mental vigor, he would have undoubtedly occupied a very 
large place in the life of the Church. At the time of his 
death, he had retired from the active Ministry, but not 
willing to give up all connection with Diocesan activities, 
he was serving as a member of the Standing Committee, 
as an Examining Chaplain, and, at much personal sacrifice, 
was rendering faithful service as Priest-in-Charge of Christ 
Church, Hope Mills. 

Since the last meeting of Council, the Diocese has suffer- 
ed the loss of several splendid laymen and women, and of 
that number, I must mention four, because of their close 
and helpful contact wilhi the Church in East Carolina 
through so many years. 

Colonel Wilson G. Lamb, who entered into rest on Feb- 
ruarjT the fifteenth of this year, was a member of the Pri- 
mary Convention that met in Christ Church, New Bern, on 
December 12th, 1883, as a delegate from the Church of the 
Advent, Williamston, and has attended every meeting since 
tliat time, unless kept away by illness or the most urgent 
matters of business or State. 

During the early years of the Diocese, he served on many 
important committees, and for many years before the or- 
ganization of the Bishop and Executive Council, he was the 
careful and efficient Chairman of the Finance Committee. 

He ably represented his Diocese as Deputy to the Genera', 
Convention several times. His presence and fine, clear 
judgment will be sorely missed from the Councils of the 

On March the fifteenth, at his home in New Bern, anoth- 
er of our faithful and devoted laymen, Mr. George H. Rob- 
erts, entered into life Eternal. 

Mr Roberts had attained the venerable age of four score 
and five, and for more than fifty years he had served his 
beloved Parish as a Vestryman. 

In the Journal of the Convention of the Diocese of North 
Carolina for the year 1869, we find the name of Mr. George 

H. Roberts recorded as a delegate from Christ Church, 
New Bern. 

When the Primary Convention of the Diocese of East 
Carolina was held in 1883, Mr. Roberts was elected a mem- 
ber of the Finance Committee, and for nearly forty years 
he has served faithfully on that and other important com- 
mittees. For many years, until increasing feebleness made 
it impossible tor him to accept election, he represented East 
Carolina at the General Conventions of the Church. 

He had a marvelous love for the Church and her ways, 
and seemed to find his greatest joy in serving his Parish 
and Diocese. 

The faithful life of this loyal and devoted Churchman 
will, please God, prove an inspiration to the younger lay- 
men of the Diocese, and charge them with finer faith and 
greater zeal as they go forward on the ever mounting paths 
'if service. 

Of the many splendid women, who have given time and 
thought and con.secrated energy to the glorious task of 
extending the Kingdom of God through organized effort in 
li^ast Carolina and be\ ond. no one served more faithfully 
than Mrs. Mary Cowan James of St. John's Parish, Wil- 
mington, who entered into the larger life with God on Wed- 
nesday, the twenty-eigihth of December^ 1921. Her life of 
service was an inspiration to the women of the Diocese, 
and the memory of tliat life will serve to send many of 
them on to finer fields of endeavor for Christ and His 

May we close this all too brief mention of those wnom 
we have loved and lost a little while with a very tender 
tribute to that sweet and spirit-filled gentlewoman, Mrs. 
Robert Brent Drane, who passed quietly into the Paradise 
of God on the day before the world celebrated again the 
birth of His Son, Our Saviour. 

For her gracious. Christian womanhood, we thank God, 
and to him who suffered the great loss, our beloved broth- 
er, the Rector of St. Paul's, Edenton, we offer the full meas- 
ure of our loving sympathy. 

"For all the saints, who from their labors rest, 
Who Thee by faith before the world confessed. 
Thy Name, O Jesus, be forever blest. 


Regarding the work accomplished in the Diocese during 
the conciliar year: I feel that I cannot give you a clearer 
idea in brief form in any better way than by quoting from 
my annual report to the Presiding Bishop and Council. I 
am required to make this report because of the fact that 
we receive thirteen hundred dollars for our white work 
and fifty-four hundred dollars for our Colored work from 
the general funds of the Church. 

"In spite of the financial depression that was prevalent 
in East Carolina during the whole of the year 1921, we 
were able to make advances all along the line, and have 


much reason for encouragement as we review the work 
of the year. 

A larger number was Confirmed than ever before, and 
tliis was notably true in the fields served by our Missionary 
Clergy. In the six white fields receiving aid from the 
Presiding Bishop and Council^ 1 Confirmed more than 
seventy persons, the average for those six places being far 
above the average for the entire Diocese. Four of these 
fields paid their Nation-Wide Campaign pledges in full, on 
the basis of twenty dollars per communicant. 

In one of these places, St. James', Belhaven, an attrac- 
tive Parish House was built during the year. In another, 
Grace Church, Plymouth, plans are under way for the erec- 
tion of a Rectory; and in another, St. Paul's Church, Clin- 
ton, the Rector and Vestry have relinquished a grant ot 
$300.00 a year, received for many years from Diocesan 

Owing to the fact that our Bishop and Executive Council 
established a minimum salary of $1800.00 and house for the 
married Clergy about two years ago, we have been able 
to keep our places supplied with good men. 


Our Negro work which received the larger part of the 
money so kindly granted us by the Presiding Bishop and 
Council, has gone forward in a satisfactory way during 
the past year. 

S'uccessful Parochial schools have been maintained in 
connection with St. Mark's Church, Wilmington^ St. Jo- 
seph's Church, Fayetteville, St. Paul's Mission, Washing- 
ton; St. Clement's Mission, Beaufort; St. Mary's Mission, 
Belhaven, and St. John Evangelist's Mission in Edenton. 

Our Colored people, owing to the financial depression 
and the consequent cutting off of steady and regular em- 
ployment, were not able to contribute as largely to the N. 
W. C. as they did in 1920; but it is worthy of note that their 
contributions were larger than in any other year in the 
history of the Diocese, with the exception of 1920. 

The outstanding new work of the year was that estab- 
lished in the thickly settled Negro section of Wilmington by 
the Rev. E. S. Willett, Rector of St. Mark's, that City, and 
the Sunday S'chool Community work established by him In 
a hitherto neglected Negro settlement seven or eight miles 
from Wilmington. 

Another progressive and wo'.th-while venture was the 
Community play ground established in the Negro section 
of New Bern, by the Rev. R. I. Johnson, Rector of St. Cyp- 
rian's Church of that town. 

In addition to our seven active Negro Clergymen^ who 
are serving thirteen Parishes and Missions, we have two 
uon-Parochial Clergyman and two Candidates for Holy Or- 
ders, one a student of the Bishop Payne Divinity School, 
and one a former Methodist Minister, who at one time 
was Professor of Hebrew and Psychology in Kittrell Col- 
lege, N. C. 

In addition to the appropriation received from the Pre- 
siding Bishop and Council for our Negro work, the Bishop 
and Executive Committee of the Diocese are appropriating 
about seven or eight thousand dollars a year for this work. 

15ishop Eelaney, Suffragan of the Diocese of North Caro- 
lina, continues to assist me in visiting and Confirming in 
the Negro Church and Missions, giving two months of 
the year to this service, his salary for that period being 
paid from Diocesan funds. 


East Carolina is practically a Missionary Diocese, as vvw 
have only eleven self-supporting Parishes, and more than 
seventy Parishes and Missions receiving aid from Diocesan 
and General funds, but in spite of that fact, we gave more 
than thirty-five thousand dollars to our own Missionary 
work in 1921, in addition to the twenty-two thousand dol- 
lars that we sent for the work of the General Church. 

Just one more hopeful note before I close. We have 

"seven men of good report" preparing for the Ministry at 
the Virginia Theological Seminary^ and five other Postu- 
lants and Candidates who are preparing for the Ministry 
privately and in schools and colleges." 


We have been operating for two years now under the 
new Canon, governing the Bishop and Executive Council, 
and 1 can say, unhesitatingly, that the plan has been suc- 

S'ome adjustments may be necessary, as it was difficult 
to make fixed rules before the organization began to tunc- 
lion, but the plan itself is wise and good, and has enabled 
LIS to keep in close and constant touch with every depart- 
ment of Diocesan life. 

ft is not necessary for me to go into the work of the 
Executive Council in detail, as the report of our Secretary 
s\ill give you a very definite idea of the large amount of 
work accomplished during the year, but 1 must emphasize 
the point, that in my judgment, the Diocese took a long 
and helpful forward stride when it set up this splendid 
organization and placed it in the hands of those faithful 
men who have carried it through the experimental stage 
10 its present place of genuine efficiency and veal useful- 


Again, 1 would say, from very honest conviction, and 
fiom the desire to give credit to whom credit is due, that 
a large measure of the success that crowned oui efforts in 
connection with the Nation-Wide Campaign last year was 
due to the tireless energy and the remarkable perseverance 
of o'Jr Executive Secretary, Rev. W. R. Noe. 

There has perhaps been no money spent in the Diocese 
that brought a larger return in actual money than the sal- 
ary of the Executive Secretary, but 1 am glad to say that 
his greater inlluenee has been, not in financial returns, 
bui in his helpful contact with the smaller and weaker 
Parishes and Missions, and in his unselfish work for the 
Clergy in straghtening out many vexed questions in con 
nection with the Church Pension Fund. 


Ai the last nieeiing of C'ouncil, this question was dis- 
cussed at some length and a resolution was adopted author- 
izing the Bishop and Executive Council to secure full in- 
tormation as to the amount of the quota laid on this Dio- 
cese, the pledges received and the payments made. OiP' 
Executive Secretary has endeavored to secure the desired 
information and will report his findings to the Council. 


S'o urgent is the need, and so important ihe work, that 
1 deem it necessary to devote a section of this address to 
the matter of organized societies for the young people of 
the Diocese. 

The Church School Service League, under the enthus- 
iastic and efficient guidance of Miss Rena Harding, is be- 
coming a real and helpful factor in our Diocesan life, and 
in some Parishes the C. S. S. L. has formed a cycle known 
as the Young Pf^ople's Service League for the purpose ot 
interesting and holding the boys and girls from sixteen to 
twenty years of age. 

Thet'e Lea.gues are supposed to meet for an hour before 
the Sunday night service, and the meetings are conducted 
entirely by the young people themselves. 

The othei religious bodies have been able to hold many 
of their young people during this critical period between 
graduation from S'juday School and the age of maturity 
through their young jieople's societies, such as the Chris- 
tian Endeavor, Epworth League and the Baptist Young- 
People's Ur.ion, and many of us have felt very keenly the 
need for a similar organization in the Church. 

The fact that many of the Clergy of the Episcopal Church 


v^-ere not reared in Church families, and were not trained in 
Church Sunday Schools, seems to indicate that we have 
failed to emphasize the glory of service as we phould, and, 
further, that we have provided no definite pin us for the 
training of our young people in public reading and speaking 
as a natural part of their religious experience. I should 
like to have this matter referred to a wise and conscien- 
tioijs committee of men and women who would be willing 
to give tlie whole question serious and careful thought, 
and report their findings and recommendations at the next 
meeting of the Council. 


It is with profound gratitude to God that I reiiort on tht 
result of the Nation- VV'ide Campaign for the past year. 

We were unable to measure up to our high standard of 
:!920, in so far as the contribution of money was concerned, 
but from the higher standpoint of intelligent interest and 
sacrificial giving to the cau,«e of Christ, the Diocese reach- 
ed i?vrtater heights of consecrated service than ever before. 

The Committee in charge of the Camiiaign carried our 
the plans ol' the Central Office to the letter, and our people 
generally responded splendidly. This year our pledges 
are smaller, and our obligations are greater, but we are so 
sure thpt our people are not willing for us to take a back- 
ward step, or make any retrenchments that will work in- 
jury to the cause of Christ in our own Diocese and beyond, 
that we are going ahead with our full program for the year 
1922, trusting that the Lenten self-denial offering will be 
sufficient to provide for the difference between our needs 
and our pledged income. 

The Nation- Wide Campaign, as such will come to a close 
on the last day of this year, but the spirit that prompted 
and carried on this Campaign must not die. 

The Church cannot retreat one foot from the fine line 
so wonderfully gained. Tinder another name, perhaps, but 
in some way, the line must not only be held, but advanced. 

The Church in East Carolina, and throughout the Nation, 
can never return to the old easy paths, the paralyzing in- 
difference of past years. Our minds have been informed, 
our consciences have been awakened, and any other way 
but forward means death. We have seen the vision, and, 
God helping us, we Cannot perish. 

There is to be no loosening of the girt loins of the Dio- 
cese, no unfastening of the armor that we have worn so 

There will_ necessarily, be adjustments: parishes will 
become self-supporting; groups of Missions will become 
self-sustaining: local undertakings that have had to bf^ 
postponed v^'ii] be carried through. These adjustments wil] 
relieve some Parishes and Missions of the necessity of cun- 
trWiuting as largely to the funds of the Diocese and Gen- 
eral Church as they have during the past two years; but 
the total sum to be raised by the Parishes and Missions of 
East Carolina can never be smaller than it is today, for 
we have found our standard good, and these hands of ours 
.must never move it down to a lower level. 


I trust that you will regard this address, not simply as a 
brief statement of Diocesan activities and Diocesan hopes, 
but .^s a challenge to your faith, your loyalty and your 
love. We nave seen that our organizations are functioning, 
that our Diocesan machinery is running smoothly, but 
please look back of all that and see God, ''or unless He 
is there, dnectin.g the organization, guiding the wheels, 
the whole thing is not only useless, but wasteful. I believe 
that God is there. I could not go on if I did not believe 
witli all my soul that the program o" the Diocese was Hi^' 
program: that we are all fellow laborers with Him in the 
extension of His kingdom. 

Not only must, we sea God as revealed in .Tesus Christ 
in our Diocesan hopes and plans, but we must see him in 

the conflicting, rushing, seemingly chaotic movements of 
(he world today. Otherwise^ life is horrible, and our puny 
efforts are so pathetically vain, so utterly useless. 

We must know that God not only "keepeth watch above 
His own," but that He is down in the thick of things, 
with His own. Weak in ourselves — in our own strength 
battering vainly against closed doors, we are, blessed be 
Christ, "mighty through God" to the pulling down ot 
strongholds, strongholds of sin and indifference and un- 
speakable uncleanness. 

May I close with a fitting quota tion from that remarkable 
book Lies, by that newly risen prophet of the English 
Church, Studdert Kennedy. 

"Into this maelstrom of conflicting passions Christ comes, 
not bringing a new law, but a new passion — a new God. 
Over against the multitude of Gods that men have always 
worshipped, the multitude of many passions and desires 
by which they have been swayed this way and that. He 
dares to sot a new passion, which He declares must master 
all the rest and make them willing slaves if the world is 
to be saved^ and that passion ;s the passion for Himself. 

He claims to be, not the servant or the prophet or the 
pieacher of God, but to be God — the very image and the 
jierfect revelation to men in human terms of man's true 
God, who claims the passior.ate devotion of the human race 
by right of the eternal Truth. 

That is the Christian religion — the master passion for 
Tesus Christ. Without that master passion, for the perfect 
Man who showed up God, our love of our neighbor is a 
thing of little worth. Good wil! that is not fired by it is 
not strong enough to meet and conquer the beast that lives 

in the heart of the v^'orld Mora] codes and 

beautiful philosophies are futile. You can only fight the 
old gods in the power of the new God. You can only fight 
the idols in the power of Christ. 

. Are moral teachings going to battle with the lust for 
women, and the love of gold? 

Are they going to conquei- hatred, envy, jealousy? How 
white-livered and cold a man must be to suppose they 

When Venus calls us as the shadows fall to easy heaven 
and certain peace, when the hoarse and blood-choked voice 
of Mars rings out across the world and calls the nations 
out to war, when Bacchus stands and offers us the red wine 
of forgetfulness — what can save us? 

What Can save the ordinary man from damning his soul 
and destroying his world? The piping of professors' 
The books of the philosophers? The knowledge of the 
scientists" Vague goc41-wili and good-nature? 

You cold blooded saints of the study^ have you ever 
walked in the streets? Have you ever lived? Only a pas- 
sion can conquer a passion — We must have God." 

"O Almighty God. Whom truly to know is everlasting 
life' Grant us perfectly to know Thy Son .lesus Christ to be 
the way, the truth and the Mfe; that following the steps of 
Thy holy Apostles, we may steadfastly walk in the way 
that leadeth to eternal life; through the same Thy Son 
Jesus Christ Our Lord. AMEHST. 


Tentative programs have been published in the Church 
weeklies for the second national conference of social ser- 
vice workers of the Episcopal Church. The first was the 
one held in Milwaukee last .lune. The next is planned fof 
Monday to Thursday, .Tune 19 to 22, in Wickford, R. I., a 
little town twenty miles from Providence on Narragansett 
Ray. Industrial problems and rural work are to receive 
special attention. Bishop Manning is chaplain of the con- 
ference. The National Conference of Social Work, prob- 
ably the greatest meeting of social service workers in the 
world, takes place in Providence on the days following. 



Statement of Amounts Paid on Assessments for the 

Church's Mission — Diocesan and General (Nation-Wide 

Campaign) for 1922. 


Location and Parish. 1922 May 

Atkinson^ St. Thomas $ 345 . 00 ! 

Aurora, Holy Cross 990.00 

*Ayden, St. James 370 . 00 

Bath, St. Thomas 220.00 

Beaufort, St. Paul 710 . 00 

Helhaven, St. James 840.00 

Honnerton, St. John 180 . 00 

Chocowinity, Trinity 480.00 

*Creswell, S't. David 840 . 00 

Clinton, St. Paul 610 . 00 

Edenton, St. Paul 4,000 . 00 

Elizabeth City^ Christ Church 2,475.00 

Payetteville, St. John 4,980 . 00 

Fayetteville, St. Joseph 1,330 . 00 

Gatesville, St. Mary 440.00 

Goldsboro, S't. Stephen 1,875.00 

*Greenville, St. Paul 2,550 . 00 

Grifton, St. John 435 . 00 

Hamilton, St. Martin 510. 00 

Hertford, Holy Trinity 1,170.00 

Hope MilLs, Christ Church 240.00 

Jessama, Zion 325.00 

Kinston, St. Mary 3,450 . 00 

Lake Landing, Sit. George 680.00 

New Bern. Christ Church 6,480.00 

New Bern, St. Cyprian 705 . 00 

Plymouth, Grace Church 1,170.00 

Roper, St. Luke 450 . 00 

Seven Springs^ Holy Innocents.... 450.00 

S'outhport. St. 'philip 500 .00 

Vanceboro, St. Paul 360 . 00 

Washington, St. Peter 7,245.00 

Williamston, Church of Advent. . . . 1,155.00 

Wilmington, Good Shepherd 1,300.00 

Wilmington, St. James 12,660.00 

* Wilmington, St. John 4,770.00 

Wilmington, St. Mark 855 . 00 

Wilmington, St. Paul 1,905 . 00 

Windsor, St. Thomas 1,290.00 

Winton, St. John 250.00 

Woodville, Grace Church 620.00 

Helhaven, St. Mary 290.00 

Bunyan, St. Stephen 60 . 00 

Burgaw, St. Mary 140.00 

Columbia, St. Andrew 320 . 00 

Edenton, St. John-the-Bvangelist. . 250.00 

Edward, Redeemer 1 20 . 00 

Elizabeth City, St. Philip 100. 00 

Fairfield, All Saints 50 . 00 

Paison, St. Gabriel SO . 00 

Farmville, Emmanuel 580.00 

Kinston, St. Augustine 160 .00 

Lumberton, Trinity 240.00 

Maxton, St. Matthew 240.00 

North West, All Souls 220 . 00 

Red Springs, St. Stephen 260.00 

Roxobel, St. Mark 188.00 

Sladesville, St. John 70 . 00 

Snow Hill, S't. Barnabas 500.00 

Sunbury;, St. Peter 70.00 

Trenton, Grace Church 270.00 

Warsaw, Calvary 100 . 00 

* Washington St. Paul 400 . 00 

Winterville, Sit. Luke 240.00 

Yeatesville, St. Matthew 150.00 

Aurora, St. Jude 95 . 00 

Paid to 
9th, 1922 


82 . 00 











4-3 . 20 










Assessment Paid to 
Location and Parish. 1922 May 9th, 1922 

*Avoc'a, Holy Innocents 180.00 100.00 

Beaufort, St. Clement 45.00 3.20 

Goldsboro, St. Andrew 60.00 

Greenville, St. Andrew 120.00 

Jasper, St. Thomas 80.00 — 

Morehead City, Mission 70.00 — -^ 

Murfreesboro, St. Barnabas 50.00 8.00 

Oriental, St. Thomas 40.00 5.00 

Pikeville Mission 50 . 00 

Pollocksville Mission 60.00 

Roper, St. Ann 170.00 19.00 

Swan Quarter , Calvary 60.00 

Whiteville. Grace Church 90.00 14-8.35 

Wilmington, Ascension 490.00 — ■ 

Wrightsville, Lebanon Chapel 160.00 42.23 

Total $79,168.00 $13,754.89 

It may be noted that one-third of the assessment was due 
up to May 1st, $26,387.00, that $13,754.89 has been paid, 
and a balance now due of $12,737.00, which does not take 
into account arrearages from last year. Prompt payment 
of the amount due to date would enable discharge of all 
of our indebtedness, and resumption of some of the halted 

THOMAS D. MEARBS, Treasurer. 
* In these amounts are included payments made on 1921 
pledges after books were closed. 

E)xecutive Secretary. 


The annual S't. Mary's Conference for Church workers in 
the North Carolina dioceses is to be held this year from 
June 5th to 12th, Monday night to Monday night. The 
Rev. W. W. Way, Director of the Conference, announces 
a program which includes such speakers as the Rev. Floyd 
W. Tom])kins, Rector of Holy Trinity Church, Philadelphia: 
Rev. Francis B. Blodgett, Dean of St. Paul's Cathedral, E5rie, 
Pa.; and Miss Mabel Leo Cooper, of Memphis. Tenn. The 
Rev. B. E. Brown, of Tarboro, is to conduct a special con- 
ference for the clergy on the subject, "Ministry of Conver- 

The total cost for those attending will be six dollars, this 
will include meals, room and registration fee. 

The general cbmmittee of arrangements consists of the 
Rt. Rev. J. B. Cheshire, Rev. Messrs. W. W. Way and Theo- 
dore Partrick, Jr.; Messrs. B. F. Finney and H. T. Adams. 


At the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sterling Marshall 
Gary^ in Halifax, Mrs. Marie Antoinette Gilliam, widow ot 
late Captain George Gilliam, aged seventy-nine years. Mrs. 
Gilliam was an alumna of Greensboro College, a devoted 
member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Halifax. She was 
the daughter of James Whedbee Mullen and Susan Clary, 
and was born in Pasquotank county at the old family place 
near Elizabeth City. She was much beloved in her adopted 
county and leaves a host of friends to mourn her death. 

Mrs. Gilliam is survived by one brother. Judge James 
M. Mullen, of Petersburg, Va., three daughters, Mrs. S. M. 
Gary, Halifax, Mrs. W. D. Burwell, Henderson, Mrs. I. C. 
Moore, Norfolk, Va., four sons, Julian Gilliam, Norfolk, 
\^a., E. W. Gilliam, Gastonia, James M. Gilliam, Forest City 
Arkansas, George Gilliam, Franklinton and grandsons, 
Robert A. Gilliam, Henry Gilliam, Julian Gilliam, Georg© 
Gilliam, Jr., and Chas, Lamb Gilliam, 



Archdeacon Drane Reads Report of Woman's Work To 

Rt. Rev. Father in God: 

With gratitude we report our work progressing and ad- 
vancing along those lines which cannot be counted in fig- 
ures nor money, while the monetary part of our work has 
been most satisfactory. 

Our honor roll shows Aurora, Creswell, Edenton, Eliza- 
beth City_ Parmville, Hertford, Lake Landing, Plymouth, 
Roper, Williamston, Winterville, and Yeatesville in the 
Convocation of Edenton; and Clinton, Faison, Fayetteville, 
Kinston, Lumberton, All Saints — New Bern, Snow Fill, 
Southport, Vanceboro, Ascension, Good Shepherd, St. .lames, 
and S't. .John's, Wilmington, in the Convocation of Wil- 

The Spirit of Missions and the Mission Herald are gaining 
more readers, but have not yet been given the places we 
desire for them in our hearts and homes. 

The educational work under our earnest secretaries is 
making a steady advance, while we are becoming more 
strict in our requirements to merit praise. There were. 
last year, twenty-five classes or groups studying. The sub- 
jects include: The Bible, the Survey. Nteighbors, Church 
History, The Episcopal Church and its Message for Men 
of Today, Our Church and Our Country, The New World, 
His Star in the East. Voices from Everywhere, The Emer- 
gency in China, and our Southern Highlanders, also liberal 
readings from the Spirit of Missions, and the weekly 
Church papers. 

Several Institutes have been held. Miss Mabel Lee Coop- 
er, representing the Province of Sewanee, Miss M. P. Ford, 
of South Carolina, and our own educational secretaries. 
Miss Albertson and Mrs. CardAvell, being the leaders. 

The study of Dr. Weigle's book, The Teacher, promises 
to bear fruit for many years to come. 

Wilmington having many parishes has been most fortun- 
ate in group discussions and study classes with creditable 

Elizabeth City still continues its Church Study Club 
from October to June, using text books, the Church papers 
and the Atlantic Monthly and the National Geographical 
Magazine to give zest and outside information of a broad 

While the Girls' Friendly Society is organized with only 
seven branches, it has a membership of two hundred and 
forty, an increase of one hundred since last year. 

The girls have done very good work in many fields, and 
contributed liberally to social service. Many brides have 
been made happy with thoughtful showers, while the social 
life has been enlivened with dramatics. Bible study has been 
kept up regularly. The influence of the Holiday House at 
Wrightsville Beach is extending each year. Last summer 
seventy guests were entertained during .July and August, 
the house being rented in September. This property is 
valued at thirty-five hundred dollars and is free from debt, 
and made one hundred and fifty-six dollars and forty-six 
cents last year. We offer it to the Bishop and Clergy dur- 
ing eight months of the year, and hope they may use it 
at least some May or October when the days are delightful 
at the Beach. 

The President, Miss Rosa Dai] with Miss Mary L. Cant- 
well, representing the secretary, attended the National 
Council at Hartford, Connecticut, in October, gaining en- 
thusiasm and returning home with the determination to 
make the Girls' Friendly in East Carolina a telling factor- 

The Guild of St. Barnabas for Nurses is organized in the 
See City and has several members at large. 

The Field Secretary has visited twenty-one parishes, 
some more than once, making fifty talks, including five in 
another diocese. She assisted in the organization of the 
iGuild of St. Barnabas for JNurses in Wilmington and in 

forming a unit of the Church Service League in our sister 
diocese of North Carolina. 

The Church Periodical Club has eight pai'isii librarians 
with one hundred and tl'irty contributors sending two 
hundred and forty periodicals to recipients in all parts ot 
the world. Seventy-six boxes have gone to orphanages and 
institutions, while two hundred and eighty Christmas and 
Easter cards, and one hundred and eighty-eight odd maga- 
zines and sheets of music have gladdened many hearts. 
Three diocesan institutions have been aided, and to one 
eleven sets of Child Nurture pictures were sent. 

St. Paul's Library is still the great outstanding object 
fo which we must contribute in order to measure up to the 
task entrusted to us by the General Church, and to help 
that great Church Institution to attain the position in the 
Fmpire of .Japan to which its work entitles it. So far we 
in East Carolina have contributed but little, yet we have 
until August to make good. 

The Province of S'ewanee hopes to give a piano to the 
DuBose Memorial Church Training School through the 
Church Periodical Club, and our Correspondent, Mrs. A. 
.\l. Waddell, will be so glad to receive contributions — or the 

Our Box Work of Supply I->'epartment is doing its work 
)}eautifully. Many boxes have been sent to Nebraska, South 
Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin. Virginia, and South Caro- 
lina. The Thompson Orphanage lias been remembered and 
rhe Russian Relief has not been forgotten. The Supply 
Rooms aie well stocked tor emergency calls and the women 
have resiionded most cheerfully to appeals. After last year 
we can safely declare the new plan has justified its trial 
and will prove of inestimable value. 

The usual two convocational meetings were held during 
the fall. Creswell, in November, entertained the Convoca- 
tion of Edenton, and gave inspiration to all delegates by 
having a full program including our fie'd secretary, presi- 
dent of the Church School Service League and the educa- 
tional secretary. Miss Albertson. Archdeacon Drane, who 
is a native of the Convocation and ])roudly claimed by its 
members, renewed our interest in his adopted home, 
.Alaska. The Rev. J. N. Bynum interested us in social ser- 

Maxton entertained the Convocation of Wilmington in 
November, also. Mrs. Adams had been very recently ap- 
pointed to her office as president of the woman's work in 
that convocation, but she filled the position worthy of high 
praise. Addresses from our educational secretary, Mrs. 
Cardwell, the United Thank Offering Treasurer and the 
lu'esident of the Church School Service Leagu.e and our 
iield secretary were helpful and inspiring. Mrs. Gillow, a 
visitor from Washington, D. C, talked of the work among 
the mountain folk and constructive training of children. 

The report of the Church S'chool Service I^eague and 
.Junior Auxiliary for last year is larger than that "bf the 
year before, although it is very incomplete. Many parishes 
sent in no report whatever and some of those sent in were 
not accurately made, due to change of leaders, loss of rec- 
ords and so forth, .so that it is almost impossible to find out 
what some parishes have done. The reports are encourag- 
ing, however, for they show the enlarged activities. The 
boys and girls have helped in the Five Fields in various 
ways, giving their time and money, helping many schools, 
hospitals, and orphanages and have given to Russian, Chi- 
nese. Near East, and European Relief Funds. Their Christ- 
mas boxes were sent to Arizona, North Dakota, Thompson 
Orphanage, and the Seamen's Institute, New York. Theii 
Birthday Offering, made last Whitsunday, amounted to 
ipi.iS.7S. Reports were received from fourteen Church 
School Service Leagues and four .Junior Auxiliarie.s. 

The president of the Church School Service League has 
been able to visit a number of the parishes in the diocese, 
speaking to the Church School teachers and leaders of 
week-day activities. Church School pupils and to congrega- 
tions at the morning and evening services. Everywhere she 


has been so cordially welcomed, thus making her work a 
great pleasure. The only discouraging phase of the work is 
the lack of leaders. In many places we find Children eager for 
a chance to share in the work and this op])o:luiiity is not 
given them. Can't we awaken the Church in E'ast Carolina 
to her responsibility and furnish leaders so that the youth 
of the Church may be trained for service? 

While the work of the president of the Church School 
Service League has not \iet completed a year of service, 
lier appointment has been fully justified. Her salary is one 
of the best investments which the women have made and 
we trust that the Bishop and Executive Council agree that 
the part paid by that body is equally well spent. 

The I'nited Thank Offering continues to grow and is 
more than at a corresponding time in the last triennium. 
We have been asked, along with the whole body of women, 
to double what we gave in 1919, in order that our entire 
offering may reach the million dollar mark at Portland in 

We are bravely trying to place a blue box in the hands 
of every woman in East Caiolina. To arouse greater inter- 
. est visits have been paid, pageants held and Corporate 
Communions and pra.\ ers remembered. 

In 1919 we had two life offerings. Miss Florence Huband 
who graduated last June as a deaconess and his worked 
under Deaconess Carter this past winter: Miss Lula Disos- 
way, who is still in training at Johns Hopkins. 

I^ast year we had our largest representation at the Se- 
wanee Summer Training School for Church Woi'liers: oui 
field secretary, the president of the Church School Service 
League, the chairman of the St. James^ Wilmington, Church 
Service League, Miss Dora Bonner, of Washington, and our 

Our field secretary attended the St. Mary's Conference in 
June; also we had there Miss Norsworthy, Mrs. Fixter, 
Miss Mary Woolvin, Mrs. Nora Hewlett, Mrs. W. T. Hines, 
Miss Swann, Miss IVTary Herbert, Miss Maude Partrick. 

The Provincial meeting at Savannah in October had in 
attendance our president, field secietary and the president 
of the Church School League, our United Thank Offering 
Treasurer and our president. Mrs. Waddell was re-elected 
to represent the Church Periodical Club and Mrs. S'taton 
the Auxiliary and be treasurer of the Pi'ovincial Church 
Service League, until 1923. 

The Bishop and Executise Council had one representa- 
tive in January, Mrs. MacMillan; two in May, Mrs. Wil- 
liams and Mrs. Staton; and two in November Mrs. Mac- 
Millan and Mrs. Staton. Our field secretary was twice 
welcomed as a visitor by the Council. 

We are endeavoring to obtain the correct number of wo- 
men on the parish rolls and can show some improvement 
in these statistics. We now report 2.226 women enrolled, 
1,386 being members of some organization, but must report 
338 as non-members. The figures are too uncertain to 
make comparisons, Ijut we are glad those who are not mem- 
bers of any organization are decreasing a little. 

Our financial report shows: 

All Parochial work $ .5,272 . 44 

Missions and other work 4,811.38 

United Thank Offering 1,346.28 

Boxes, 80 in number 3,603,86 

Juniors and Church School Service 

League 3,166.91 

Total, 1921 $18,200.87 

This is a gain of $3,87-l'.17 over last ye:ir. Every assess- 
ment of money made our organization was paid in full, 
many over paid. 

A recent f|uestionnaire reveals th.e fact that our women 
do not wish Resolution 46 of the Lambeth Conferonce pass- 
ed, nor do they now wish to have election of diocesan 

Again we wish fo thank the Bishop and Rectors for their 

Co-operation and courtesy and to pledge our loyal support 
and hearty co-operation to the Bishop and Executive Coun- 
cil and Rectors and to assure these friends that we stand 
leady to help spread the Master's Kingdom on earth. 
Respectfully submitted, 

President Woman's Auxiliary, Chairman Church S'ervice 

Diocesan News. 


There has been considerable uncertainty about the status 
of the Diocese of East Carolina in regard to the Sewanee 
endowment campaign. This doubt has recently been clear- 
ed up by a letter received by Bishop Darst in which it is 
stated that the uncompleted quota of this Diocese is !S8,457. 
The campaign committee has urged the Diocese to complete 
this amount by July 1st, in order that Sewanee may receive 
a large grant from the General Educational Board. The 
Council agreed to finish the campaign. 

One of the most active Bible classes in the Diocese is for 
women Conducted by Mrs. J. P. Woolvin at St. John'8 
Church, Wilmington. This class is less than two months 
eld, having sprung from the Mary James Auxiliary in St. 
.lohn'£< parish, but already it has been most active, The 
class is doing work in all the five fields of service, and one 
of the things undertaken during Lent was that of securing 
subscriptions for the Mission Herald. 

To the growing list of young men studying for the min- 
istry from East Carolina there has recently been added the 
name of S'am Woolvin, of Wilmington, son of Mr. and Mrs. 
James F. Woolvin. Mr. Woolvin is now studying at Lehigh 

A very attractively printed leaflet of Family Evening 
Prayer taken from the Prayer Book, with supplementary 
prayers, has been printed by the Brotherhood of St. An- 
drew of Christ Church parish, Elizabeth City, for distribu- 
tion in the parish. 

St. .lames t''hurch_ Wilmington, is i)lanning the erection 
of a. verx handsome addition to its parish house, to cost in 
the neighborhood of $.""10,000. This addition will be built 
1o meet the growing needs of the parish. There will be 
complete equipment for young people, including guild rooms, 
class rooms, gymnasium, etc. 

The Woman's Auxiliary and the Church School of St. 
James', Belhaven, have each undertaken to care for an 
orphan in the Near East. The boys and girls of the School 
assumed this resjionsibility with great enthusiasm. They 
plan to raise the $60 in a few months. 

The Lenten mite box offering of the Church School of 
St. James', Wilmington, reached the splendid sum of $887.06. 
This was due largely to the enthusiasm of the children led 
by the Church School supervisor, Mrs. Arthur H. Belden, 
and an excejitionally fine Corps of teachers. 

St. Paul's, Beaufort, has recently been having what Dr. 
Lay, the Rector, calls a Revival, "within three months," 
says Dr. Lay in a parish letter, "we have had Mr. Noe's 
Mission, two visits from the Bishop with his arousing ser- 
mons, the visit of Mr. Lord with his helpful personal work, 
and the T..enten services." A total of 23 persons were con- 
fii'med by Bishop Darst on these two visits The Mission 
Herald congratulates the congegation and their Rector oo 
this fine evidence of growth. 



Personal Items. 

Two Alaskan Missionaries Give Inspiration. 

(Mrs. J. N. Bynum.) 

About seventy delegates were present on Tuesday, April 
25th, when the annual meeting ot the Woman's Auxiliary 
and Church Service League was called to order by the Pres- 
ident, Mrs. James Grist Staton, in St. Stephen's Paiish 
House, Goldsboro, N. C. The Rev. Fred Drane, Archdeacon 
of the Yukon, Chaplain ol the organization, opened the meet- 
ing with a short devotional service. 

Mrs. W. O. Cone, wife of the Rector of St. Stephen's, in 
a few gracious words, welcomed the guests to the hearts 
and homes of the people of the Church and communit> . 
On behalf of those privileged to enjoy Goldsboro hospitality 
at this time Mrs. Wm. Latimer made an appropriate re- 

The roll call showed a slightly more than average atten- 
dance but there were many parishes for whom no one an- 
swered present, far too many who did not avail themselves 
of the opportunity to gain enthusiasm and inspiration from 
contact with the leaders of the Church in East Carolina. 
Adjournment was taken during the first session to attend 
the opening of the Council and to hear the splendid mes- 
sage of our Bishop. 

The first routine work, reports of diocesan officers, 
showed a steady, substantial and healthy growth in the 
work our women are doing and an increased sense of in- 
dividual responsibility for the work of the Church as a' 
whole. Again and again they emphasized the importance 
of training our leaders in Parish work by sending dele- 
gates to a summer conference or school where they could 
get very definite instruction along the lines most needed. 

Perhaps the crowning joy of the meeting was the pres- 
ence with us of Miss Venetia Cox, home on furlough from 
her work in the schools of Hankow, China, and the Rev. 
Fred Drane, Archdeacon of the Yukon, two of our own peo- 
ple. By a simple recital of conditions existing in their re- 
spective fields, both made an irresistible appeal for our in- 
terest and support. Dr. Sturgis,whom we had the pleasure of 
hearing on Tuesday night, also came to us for a short, in- 
formal talk on the outstanding needs of the mission fields 
of the Church as seen on his recent survey. The sum of 
$200.00 was voted from our general treasury to aid in the 
work of Easter School, Baguio, P. L, where Dr. Sturgis 
found splendid work being done with meagre facilities. 

The sympathy of the women went out to Miss Susan Col- 
lier, a faithful worker in the Auxiliary, in her recent great 
bereavement and a message of condolence was conveyed 
to her. 

After noonday prayers for missions on Wednesday, Bish- 
op Darst made his annual address to this body of women. 
He spoke particularly of the good accomplished through 
the Bishop's Fund, and in several cases of illness in the fam- 
ilies of the clergy assistance having been made possible be- 
cause of these funds at his disposal. It was gratifying to 
learn, too, that St. Paul's, Beaufort, had leen at last definite 
ly "tied up" to the Diocese and now belongs to the Diocesan 
I'oard of Trustees. Bishop Darst voiced again an earnest 
plea for the support of the women of the Church in the fight 
to uphold and strengthen right standards of social life. 

At the conclusion of his message, he appointed Mesdames 
James G. Staton, James Woolvin, S. P. Adams and Guy 
Cardwell to represent the Auxiliary and Church Service 
League at Portland, with Mesdames Waddell, B. R. Husk, 
('. W. Melick, Owen Guion as alternates. The Church 
S'chool Service League will have as delegates Miss Rena 
Harding and Mrs. George Elliot, with Mrs. Ro\' Hampton 
and Mis.s Carrie Myers, as alternates. 

After a very successful and enjoyable session, the thirty- 
fifth annual meeting came to a close, with a rising vote of 
thanks to Goldsboro for the courtesies and kindnesses en- 
joyed during our stay. 

The Rev. Frank D. Dean, who for the past year has been 
City Chaplain of Wilmington, has recently received a very 
flattering call to Mexia, Texas, the town that has received 
so much notoriety through the discovery of oil wells. Mr. 
Dean went to Mexia on the invitation of Bishop Quin to 
investigate the possibilities of usefulness. 

The Rev. H. VV. Ticknor, Rector of St. George's parish, 
i-Iyde County, has resigned his work there to take a posi- 
tion on the editorial staff of the Diving Church, one of the 
ioremost publications of the Church. Mr. Ticknor has had 
newspaper experience, and this offer was a fine compli- 
ment to his ability as a writer. 

The Rev. A. R. Parshley delivered the baccaleaureate ser- 
mon to the graduating class of the Plymouth High School 
on Sunday, May 14th. The sermon was delivered in the 
auditorium of a handsome new school building, that being 
the first time that the building was used. Mr. Parshley 
made a fine impression. 

The Rev. Theodore Partrick, Jr._ has been appointed chap- 
lain of the f20th Infantry, the North Carolina Infantry 
Regiment of the National Guard, and has been commis- 
sioned a Captain. This regiment has its annual encamp- 
ment at Camp (Jlenn in July. 

The Rev. \V. H. Wheeler, whose interesting account of 
the activities of the young people in S't. James' parislr, 
Wilmington, appears elsewhere in this issue, has been in- 
vited to continue as Assistant Minister of St. James. His 
work there among the young people has been most effective. 

The Rev. Wm. H. Milton has been greatly honored by 
a request to deliver the alumni address at the commence- 
ment of the Virginia Seminarv in June. 

.\mong the visitors to Council were two former clergy- 
men of this Diocese, Rev. Messrs. W. E. Cox, now Rector 
of the Holy Comforter Richmond, Va., and J. M, Robeson, 
liector of St. Paul's, Lynchburg, Va. 

The congregation of S't. Paul's Church, Wilmington, has 
recently presented its Rector, the Rev. Alexander Miller, 
with a new automobile. 

In a recent letter from the Rev. Edward Wooten enclos- 
ing a remittance for the Mission Herald, that venerable 
priest, the oldest in the Diocese, gives us some interesting 
information about himself. He is now nearing the age of 
8.5. He is a graduate of Trinity College, Hartforll, Conn., 
and of the Virginia Seminary. During the Civil war he 
was a captain of a North Carolina company. He was or- 
dained priest by Bishop .Atkinson on Sept. 26th, 1868, and 
has therefore been in the priesthood for 54 years. 

The cornerstone of what is to be a handsome Y. M. C. A. 
building in the city of Fayetteville, was laid with approp- 
riate ceremonies by the Masonic order on May 1st. The 
principal address of the occasion was made by Bishop 

Bishop Darst conducted a preaching mission in St. 
Michael's Church, Bristol, R. I., from May 10 to 17th. A 
copy of the parish paper has been sent us, and we have 
noted that thorough preparation had been made for the 
Mission. The Bishop made a number of addresses for the 
N. W. C. in Rhode Island last year. 



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The law of tithes was given when the race was in its 
childhood, and the relations of money to the kitigrtom oi 
God were radically different from what they are now. The 
Ibiatlite was not held respon.-,i;)Ie for ihi> conversion of 
t'.i,' world. Money had no sucli sij;riiu,tl equivalents then 
as now, it did not represent the salvation of the heathen. 
The Jew was required simply to make provision for bis 
own worship; and its limited demands might appropriately 
be met by levying upon a certain proportion of his increase. 
Palestine was his world and his kindred the lace; but, 
under Christian dispensation, the world is oi.r country, 
and the race our kindred. The needs of the world today 
are boundless; hence every man's obligation !o supply that 
need is the full measure of his ability; not one-tenth, or 
any other fraction of it. And no ona exercises ihat fuU 
measure until he has sacrificed. The general acceptance, 
by the Church of th.e Christian principle that every penny 
is to be used in the way that will best honor God, world 
cause every channel of benevolence to overflow its banks, 
and occasion a blessed freshet of salvation throughout the 

But it may be said by some one, that principle demands 
daily self-denial. Undoubtedly ; and that fact is the Mas- 
ter's -seal set to its truth. 

If every man did his duty, gave according to ability, 
there would be abundant provision tor all Christian and 
l)hilanthropic work and substance left for the patronage of 
ait. But not one man in a hundred is doing his duty; 
hence those who appreciate the necessities of Christian 
work must fill the breach, are not at liberty to make ex- 
penditures which would otherwise be wholly justifiable. 

The condition of the world to-day is not ideal; we are sur- 
lounded by circumstances which must be recognized 
exactly as they are. Sin is abnormal, the world is out of 
joint; and such facts lay on us obligations which would 
not otherwise exist, make sacrifices necessary which would 
not otherwise be binding, forbid the gratification of tastes 
V, hich are natural, and might otherwise be indulged. Thric'e 
true is this of us who live in this great national crisis 
and world emergency. It is well to play the violin, but 
not when Rome is burning. 

The spiritual life and power of the Church can vitalize 
and save the world only when there is a spirit of consecra- 
tion sufficiently deep and inclusive to accept the true prin- 
ciple of Christian giving. 

Safety from perils demands the acceptance of this prin- 
ciple. Reforms must be pressed; we need patriotic and 
wise legislation, and to this end fewer politicians and more 
statesmen; but statesmen cannot save the country. 

Christ's refusal to be made a king, and his rejection of 
Satan's offer of the world's scepter, ought to teach those 
who seek to save the World that moral means are neces- 
sary to moral ends. Christ saw that the world could not be 
saved by legislation, that only by His being "lifted up" 
could all men be drawn unto Him. He' saw that He could 
not save the world without sacrificing for it; no more can 
we. The saving power of the Church is its sacrificing 
power- D. G. MacKINNON. 

Organization of Departments Completed at First Meeting. 

The first meeting of the newly elected Bishop and Execu- 
tive Council of the Diocese of East Carolina met in the par- 
ish house of St. Stephen's Church, Goldsboro, on the day 
following the adjournment of Council. Several matters 
referred to this body by the Council were taken up, but 
the chief business was the organization of the various de- 
partments. Ihe Bishop presided at this meeting: 

The personnel of the departments is as follows: 

Missions and Church Elxtension — Vice-chairman, George 
B. Elliott: Members, Rev. Messrs. W. H. Milton. W. R. Noe, 
Theodore Partrick,Jr., Stephen Gardner, W. O. Cone,Archer 
Boogher; Mr. George C. Royall; Mesdames J. G. Stato.'i 
and S. P. Adams. 

Religious Education — Vice-Chairman, The Rev. G. W. 
Lay; Members, Rev. Archer Boogher, Mr. G. V. Cowper, 
Mesdames VV . D. McMillan, Sr., and S'. P. Adams, and Miss 
Uena Harding. 

Special Service — Vice-Chairman, The Rev. J. N. Bynum; 
Members, Rev. Messrs. W. R. Noe, F. D. Dean^ G. W. Lay; 
Messrs. G. V. Cowper, J. R. Tolar,Jr.,G. C. Royall; Mesdames 
Richard Williams and C. A. Jeffress 

Nation Wide Campaign — Vice-Chairman, The Rev. W. P.. 
Noe; Members, Rev. Messrs. Stephen Gardner and D. G. 
MacKinnon; Messrs. George B. Elliott, G. C. Royall, B. R. 
Huske and E'. K. Bishop; Mesdames J. G. Staton and <-• 
W. Melick. 

Finance — Vice-chairman, H. R. Huske; Members, Messrs. 
G. C. Royall, E. K. Bishop, J. R. Tolar, Jr., T. F. Uarden and 
.). Haughton James. 

Publicity — Vice-Chairman^ Rev. Theodore Partrick, Jr.; 
Members, Rev. Messrs. Stephen Gardner and .1. E. W. Cook; 
Messrs. Geo. B. Lay, J. F. Sears and E. H. Harding. 

The Rev. J. N. Bynum and J. R. Tolar, Jr., were elected 
delegates to the Social Service Conference to meet in Provi- 
dence, R. I. The Rev. G. W. Lay was elected a delegate to 
the Christian Education Conference to meet in Chicago. 
The Rev. Theodore Partrick was elected a delegate to the 
Publicity Conference to be held in Richmond, Va., on May 

The Rev. W. R. Noe was re-elected executive secretary 
of the Diocese. 





"O live ye by the Kalendar, 
And with the good ye dwell; 
The Spirit that came down on them, 
Will Lighten you as well."— Bishop Coxe. 

May 25- 

-Ascension Day 


May 28- 

-Sunday after Ascension 


June 4- 



June 5- 

-Whitsun Monday 


June 6- 

-Whitsun Tuesday 


June 11- 

-Trinity Sunday 


June 12- 

-St. Barnabas 


June 18- 

-First Sunday after Trinity 


June 24- 

-Nativity S. John Baptist 



Report of the Committee on the State of the Church. 

Your Committee on the State of the Church tor the year 
1921, begs leave to report the following, which has been 
gathered from the tabulated statistics of the Diocese. 

We note with much gratification a general increase over 
the previous year in all phases of our work. 

We find an increase in Baptisms of 22 infants and 11 

In Confirmations — 88 (Number confirmed 429). 

In Communicants — 234. 

In Baptized Persons 668. 

In Church School Teachers 26. 

In Church School Scholars 479. 

There have been 37 more deaths reported and 8 less mar- 

Value of Church Property $1,086,325.00; Insurance ou 
Church Property $465,950.00, an increase of $73,900.00. The 
amount of Insurance has been doubled in the past two 
J ears. Practically all parishes and organized missions are 
protected by insurance. Out of 18 unorganized missions, 
only 2 are insured. 

The financial reports show that we fell behind $12,000.00 
in our Diocesan and General work, but there has been an 
increase of $17,580.16 in the total amount of money raised. 
The Parishes and Missions spent $18,964.35 more in their 
local work, which, no doubt, was made necessary from the 
fact that certain parochial needs were neglected in the 
earlier part of the Nation-Wide Campaign. 

The spiritual results of the work have been unusually 
good, as evidenced in the number of confirmations and ot 
men studying for the ministry. S'even men are in prepara- 
tion at the Virginia Seminary which are more than the Dio- 
cese can use in our present fields and with our present 

Your Committee notes with pleasure that more Parish re- 
ports have been sent to the Secretary this year than ever 
before and that they have been more carefully prepared. 

We would call attention to the fact that a number of 
uersons have been reported "lost without transfer", and 
we would urge upon every person to report to the nearest 
rector any isolated members who may be residing in the 

An effort is being made through the Commission on Iso- 
lated Communicants, to devise some system by which the 
Church may follow up and keep in touch with those Church 
people who mav be lost by removals. 

Respectfully submitted, 


Those paying one dollar: Mrs. R. P. Walker^ Mrs. L. P. 
Hornthal, Mrs. F. J. Knight, Mrs. R. W. Johnston, Mrs. L. 
M. Hampton, Mrs. S. A. Ward, Mrs. E. A. Carter, Miss Mavis 
Thigpen, Mrs. J. L. Phelps, Mrs. S. E. Spruil!, J. C. Gatlin, 
Mrs. R. H. Patterson, Mrs. Edward Wadsworth, Mrs. S'am 
Harper, Mrs. C. V. Cannon, G. A. Jolinston, Mrs. Jno. Friz- 
zell, Mrs. Helen Turnage, J. K. Quinnerly, W. J. Boyd, Mrs. 
J. W. Quinnerly, Mrs. Claude Davis, Mrs. Nathan Carrow, 
Miss Alida Moore, Joseph House, Bayard Taylor, C. R. 
VVheatley, Curtis Olden, Mrs. C. L. Skarren, Mrs. C. L. 
Swindell, Mrs. J. C. Davis, Mrs. Sallie Shelton, Mrs. Will 
xVIace, Mrs. E. D. Manson, Rev. G. W. Lay, Mrs. F. L. Glad- 
stone, Mrs. Hill Burgwin, W. A. Turnage, B. Turnage, E. 
M. Rice, Miss Corinne D'ortch, Mrs. William Nixon, Mrs. 
J. B. Tillinghast, G. C. Herritage, Mrs. J. J. Simmons, Mrs. 
Furney Brock, Mrs. W. F. Hastings, Miss Ella John, F. J. 
Jacocks, Miss Marcia Albertson, Mrs. W. G. Gaither, R. B. 
Martin, Miss Hattie Harney, Mrs. W. R. Griffin, Mrs. J. B. 
Flora, Mrs. J. C. B. Eringhaus, Rev. G. F. Hill, Mrs. J. B. 
Griggs. Mrs. J. L. Kerr, Mrs. W. H. Herring, T. B. Smith, T 
M. Ferrell, Jr., Mrs. H. McKiunon, Miss Annie Mae Gates, 
W. A. Smith, Mrs. J. E. St. George, Mrs. Ella Hiatt, Mrs 
J. W. Andrews, Mrs. J. H. Saunders, Mrs. Sallie Biggs, Miss 
Li.ssa NewelJ, Mrs. W. S. Summerell, Mrs. R. W. Askew. Jr., 
Mrs. Sol Cherry, Mrs. E. W. Gray, mVs. C. J. Sawyer, Mrs. J. 
VV. Cooper, Mrs. George Gray, Mrs. C. J. Rhea, Mrs. F. D. 
Winston, Mrs. M. P. Geffrey, Chas. H. Bushall. Mrs. M. E. 
Watson, Rev. E. Wooten, Mrs. T. S. Norfleet, Mrs. E. H. 
Walke. Mrs. L. E. Smith, G. V. Cowper, Miss Betsy Hill, 
Mrs. C. S. Watson, Jno. W. Gordon, Mrs.' J. G. Staton, Mrs. 
H. A. Best, Mrs. N. Harding, Mrs. L. H. Redditt. Mrs. W. G. 
Chauman, J. J. Gatling, Mrs. T. A. S'mithwick, Rev. W. O. 
Cone, Mrs. G. A. Cardwell, Mrs. Alice Everett, W. I. Bax- 
ter, Mrs. J. H. Jones, Mrs. T. W. Harrison, Mrs. G. S. Le- 
CJraud, Mrs. Geo. L. Peschau, E. T. Hancock, Mrs. W. L. 
Hellen, Mr?. C. S. Hewett, Rev. J. B. Gibble, Rev. J. B 
Brown, Rev. S. N. Griffith, J. A. Lucas, Mrs. L V. Hardy, 
Oscar Hardv, Mrs. W. R. Guion. J. H. Hardin. Mrs. Nora 
Hewlett. Total $118.00. 

Those paying more than one dollar: Mrs. E F. Burney, 
$2.00; Miss Lida T. Rodman, $2.00; Mrs. Geo. Rountree, 
$2.00: H. F. Wilder, $2.00; Mrs. W. T. Hines, $2.00; Mrs. 
J. D. Bain, $3.00; Mrs. M. Makely, $2.00; Mrs. A. M. Wad- 
dell, $2.00; Mrs. W. H. Northrop, $2.00; Mrs. J. D. McCarley, 
$2.00; Rev. W. N. Harper, $2.00; Leighton Huske, $3.00; 
Mrs. K. B. Crawford, S2.00. Total. «28.00. 

Grand total, $146.00". 



On Sunday, March 26th, at 11 A. M., the day following 
Annunciation, we held our United Thank Offering service, 
with corporate Communion for the Woman's Auxiliary. The 
Rev. Frank D. Dean was the celebrant and the preacher at 
this service. His sermon was an inspiring one, and in it 
he paid eloquent tribute lo the work that the women of 
the Church are doing through the United Thanl- Oflering 
and in other ways. Our hearts were filled v>'ith ihankful- 
ness as we watched the presentation of the ofrering. 

The always beautiful consecration hymn, "And Now, O 
Father, Mindful of the Love" was fuag, after which the 
members of the Auxiliary came forward for the Commun- 
ion. We all seemed to realize the presence in Spirit of 
our dear Mrs. Mary James, wonderful leader and faithful 

The Rev. W. E. Cox is author and compiler of a very 
handsome book of "Intercessions for the Church's Mission ' 
recently published by the Diocese of Virginia. 



Thirty- Ninth Annual Council Meets in Goldsboro 

Note of Optimism Prevails in Spite of " Hard Times " 

(By Theodore Partrick, Jr.) 

If in some quarters the notion prevails that the Churcfh 
in East Carolina must retrace some of the steps gained 
in the past three years, that notion did not have many 
apologists at Goldsboro, where on April 25tli and 26th the 
Annual Council of the Diocese of East Carolina met in St. 
Stephen's Church. The Council was distinctly out of the 


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hands of re-actionaries,and by re-actionaries we mean those 
brethren who take counsel of their fears rather than of 
their faitli. 

For instance, Mr. Meares, who must of necessity deal with 
the money tlrat is in the treasury rather than with the mon- 
ey that ought to be in there, reported a discrepancy between 
receipts and expenditures which looked as if there must be 
an abandonment of the minimum salary for the missionary 
clergy and a curtailment of otlier work. But instead oi: 
agreeing to such a course, a manifest admission of failure, 
the Council took another course, that of challenging the 
people to meet the crisis in a noble spirit of generosity. 
But more of this later. 

The Council convened in St. Stephen's Church at ten 
o'clock Tuesday morning, the Bishop presiding. The Rev. 
R. B. Drane, D.D., was re-elected president of the Council, 
and the Rev. W. R. Noe was reelected its Secretary. Mr 
George B. Elliott was re-appointed chancellor of the Diocese 
by the Bishop. The report of the examining chaplains ol 
the Diocese was read by Dr. Drane, chairman. 

The main service of the Council was held on Tuesday 
morning, following the brief business session for organiza- 
tion. At this service, a celebration of the Holy Commun- 
ion, the Bishop delivered his annual address, a copy ot 
which we are publishing this month. The Bishop was as- 
sisted by Rev. Messrs. Drane and Noe in the celebration ol 
Holy Communion. 

The Tuesday afternoon session was very largely taken up 
with a consideration of the treasurer's report, presented by 
Mr. Meares. The present financial depression was reflected 
in the report, the expansion in work undertaken by the 
Church having been accompanied by some falling off in con- 
tributions from the previous year. Mr. Meares recommend- 
ed that some steps be taken to remedy the situation, and a 
commitee was appointed to study the matter and make its 

report the following day. Mr. George B. Elliott was chair 
man of this committee. 

The report of the Standing Committee was read by the 
chairman, the Rev. R. B. Drane. The editor of the Mission 
Herald made his annual report, showing that the paper has 
had a satisfactory year. The Rev. Theodore Partrick, Jr., 
was re-elected editor. The annual report of the trustees of 
the Diocese was received. The committee on church insur- 
ance made a most satisfactory report, showing a gratifying 
increase in the amount of insurance carried on Church 

The Rev. Thomas F. Opie presented a request from the 
congregation of St. Stephen's Church, Red Springs, that 
that Mission be made into a parish. Favorable action was 
later taken on this request. 

Dr. Sturgis Thrills Council. 

On Tuesday evening Dr. W. C. Sturgis, representative of 
the Presiding Bishop and Council made one of the most 
inspiring addresses ever heard at Council. Dr. Sturgis, 
always a most interesting speaker, has recently caught a 
larger vision of the Church's Mission by visiting mission 
stations in all parts of the world. He was able in a most 
effective manner to convey his enthusiasm and vision to 
his audience. Preceding the address of Dr. S'turgiis, the 
Rev. W. W. Way, Rector of St. Mary's School, presented 
the claims of that institution to his hearers. 


Wednesday was ushered in by the celebration of the 
annual Corporate Communion of the Woman's Auxiliary, 
the Ven. Frederick B. Drane being the celebrant. The offer- 
ing for the Bishop's Fund was made at this time. 

The morning business session was featured by an address 
from the Rev. Wm. H. Milton, who outlined for the Council 
the plans of the General Church for the coming year. The 
plans for waging an effective campaign for the Church's 
Mission in East Carolina during this fall and summer. 


Mr. Royall's barbecue one of the most enjoyable features 
of the Council. Mr. Meares seems to be more interested in 
women than barbecue. 




One of East Carolina's representatives in China who was 

present for the Council. 

which had been formulated at a meeting on Monday night, 
was presented to the Council at this time. 

Following Dr. Milton's address, the committee appointed 
to make a study of the treasurer's report, reported its find- 
ings. Thi." committee recommended a new apportionment 
or assessment for the various parishes and missions of the 
Diocese on a sliding scale, to take effect at once, which 
will, if carried out, provide sufficient funds for carrying on 
the work of the Diocese on the desired scale. 

At the morning session the following delegates were 
elected to the General Convention: Clerical deputies, Rev. 
Messrs. R. B. Drane, Archer Boogher, W. R. Noe and Wm. 
H. Milton. Clerical alternates. Rev. Messrs. A. R. Parshley, 
Stephen Gardner, F. .T. H. Coffin, and Theodore Partrick, Jr. 
Lay deputies, Messrs. George B. Elliott, B. R. Huske. E. R. 
Conger, and G. C. Royall. Lay alternates. Prank Wood, 
E. K. Bishop, W. D. MacMillan, .Tr., and Dr. R. W. Smith. 


The various institutions in which the Diocese is inter- 
ested were heard from. The Rev. Alfred Lawrence, Rector 

Two of the Church's Most Active Young Women. 

of the Church in Chapel Hill, was present and made an 
interesting talk on the needs and opportunities of the 
Church there. The Rev. F. J. H. Coffin reported for the 
trustees of Sewanee and the Rev. R. B. Drane reported for 
St. Mary's School. The Rev. Howard Alligood read the 
report of the manager of the Thompson Orphanage. The 
heads of the departments of the Bishop and Executive Coun- 
cil of the Diocese reported the activities of their depart- 

A committee appointed to nominate members for the Bish- 
o]j and Executive Council brought in the following nominees 
all of whom were elected: Rev. Messrs. Wm. H. Milton, 
Archer Boogher. Stephen Gardner, G. W. Lay, .1. N. Bynum 
and Theodore Partrick, Jr.; Messrs B. R. Huske, E. K. 
liishop. B. Elliott, G. C. Royall, G. V. Cowper and 
J. R. Tolar, Jr.; Mesdames J. G. Staton, S. P. Adams and 
Richard Williams. 

Mr. Thomas D. Meares was re-elected Diocesan treasurer. 
Rev. Messrs. R. B. Drane, D. G. MacKinnon and W. H. Mil- 
ton were named examining chaplains. Messrs. J. V. Grain- 
ger and Clayton Giles were elected trustees of the Diocese. 
Mr. W. D. MacMillan Jr., was elected trustee of Sewanee. 
Dr. T. M. Hardy and Miss Betsy Green were re-elected on 
the Board of Managers of the Thom))son Ori)hanage. 

An invitation to hold the next meeting of Council in St. 
James' Church, Wilmington, was accepted. 

The Council was brought to a close with a mass meeting 
on Wednesday night, at which addresses were made by 
Rev. L. N. Taylor, of the Diocese of North Carolina, who 
made an eloquent address on Christian Social Service; and 
by Mr. George B. Elliott on Church Extension. 

On Tuesday at the lunch hour a delightful barbecue din- 
ner was served the delegates lo Council by Mr. George C. 
Royall on the lawn of his beautiful home. 

The Rev. W. O. Cone, Rector of St. Stephen's Church, and 
his loyal congregation worked untiringly for the pleasure 
and comfort of the Council, and suitable resolutions were 
passed by the Council voicin,g its appreciation. 


The kodak has mercifully prevented an expose of the 
Bishop and Dr. Milton, who were evidently having a good 
time at the barbecue dinner. 

The Annual Council at Goldsboro, confronted vvitn the 
necessity of either curtailing the work in the D'locese, re- 
ducing stii)ends, or increasing the available revenues, on 
the first day appointed a special Committee to study the 
situation ^nd report. Also, on the first day, a resolution was 
adopted declaring the sense of the Council that the work 
should not be curtailed nor stipends reduced, if possible. 

On the second day, the Committee reported its findings. 
It was conceded that our former plan of assessment, adopt- 



ed three years ago, under which each Parish and Mission 
was expected to contribute $20.00 per year per communi- 
cant produced inequalities and, in some instances^ burdens 
that could not be borne. The Council, therefore, adopted a 
plan which involved a sliding scale of assessments, based 
on the 1921 report of the number of communicants in each 
Parish and Mission, to-wit: 

First Class: to be assessed $20.00 per communicant per 

Second Class: to be assessed $15.00 per c^ommunicant per 

Third Class: to be assessed $10.00 per communicant per 

Fourth Class: to be assessed $5.00 i)er communicant per 

The Committee reported a classification of Parishes and 
Missions in the first, second, third and fourth classes which 
is set out below. The report was read and all Parishes and 
Missions represented were given opporUinity to seek an in- 
cre.Tse or lowering of their class. The list as published was 
then accepted by the Council through the unanimous vote 
of the representatives present. Parishes and Missions 
marked in the list below with an asterisk were not repre- 
sented at the Council. 

It is felt that the right to request an increase or decrease 
in the classification of a Parish or Mission should be ex- 
tended to those Parishes or Missions marked with an aster- 
isk, which were not represented. The list is published for 
the information of the Diocese. If no request for a change 
of classification by the Parishes and Missions not repre- 
sented at the Council is received within two weeks, it will 
be assumed that the classification and apportionment is 
acceptable to such Parish or Mission and that same will be 




Location^ or Mission. Communicants. Assessment 

Rurgaw, 'st. Mary 7 $ 140.00 

Edenton, St. Paul 136 4,000 . 00 

Lumberton, Trinity 12 240 . 00 

Snow Hill, S't. Barnabas 25 500.00 

Wilmington, St. James 623 12,660.00 

AVinterville. St. Luke 12 240.00 

*Woodville, Grace Church 31 620.00 

Total 846 $18,400 . 00 




Atkinson, Sit. Thomas 23 $ 34-5.00 

lionnerton, St. John 12 180.00 

Creswell, S't. David 56 840.00 

Elizabeth City, Christ Church 165 2,475.00 

Fayetteville, St. John 332 4,980.00 

Goldsboro, St. Stephen 125 1,875.00 

Greenville, St. Paul 170 2,550 . 00 

Hamilton, St. Martin 34 510.00 

Hertford, Holy Trinity 78 1,170 . 00 

Kiuston, St. Mary 230 3,450.00 

Maxton, St. Matthew 16 24'0.00 

New Bern, Christ Church 432 6,480.00 

North West, All Souls 13 220.00 

I'lymouth, Grace Church 78 1,170.0;) 

*Roxobel, S't. Mark 11 188.00 

Washington, St. Peter 483 7,245.00 

Williamston, Church of Advent 77 . 1,155.00 

Wilmington, St. John 318 4,770.00 

Wilmington, St. Paul 1«7 1,905.00 

* Windsor, St. Thomas 86 1,290 . 00 

Total 2866 $43,038 . 00 




Aurora, Holy Cross 99 $ 990.00 

*Avoca^ Holy Innocents 13 180.00 

Ayden, ' St. James 37 370 . 00 

Beaufort, St. Paul 71 710.00 

lelhaven, St. James 84 840.00 

*Chocowinity, Trinity 48 480.00 

Clinton. St. Paul 61 610.00 

Columbia, S't. Andrew 32 320.00 

Parmville, Emmanuel 54 580.00 

Fayetteville, St. Joseph 133 1,330.00 

Gatesville, St. Mary 44 440.00 

Faison, St. Gabriel 8 80 . 00 

Jasper, St. Thomas 8 80.00 

Morehead City, Mission 7 70.00 

Pikeville, Mission 5 50.00 

Red Springs, St. Stephen 26 260.00 

Roper, St. Luke 45 450.00 

S'outhport, St. Philip 50 500.00 

Trenton, Grace Church 27 270.00 

Vanceboro, St. Paul 36 360.00 

Warsaw, Calvary 8 100.00 

Whiteville, Grace Church 9 90.00 

Winton. St. John 25 250.00 

Total 930 $9,4-10.00 




Aurora, St. Jude 19 $ 95.00 

*Bath, St. Thomas 44 220.00 

Beaufort, St. Clement 9 45.00 

Belhaven, Sf. Mary 58 290.00 

*Bunyan, St. Stephen 12 - 60.00 

Edenton, St. John the Evangelist 47 250.00 

Edward, Redeemer 24 120.00 

Elizabeth City, St. Philip 20 100.00 

*Fairfield, All Saints 10 50.00 

Griffon, St. John 87 435 . 00 

Goldsboro, St. Andrew 10 60.00 

Greenville, St. Andrew 17 120.00 

Hope Mills, Christ Church 48 240.00 

'Messama, Zion 65 325.00 

Kinston, St. Augustine 23 160.00 

*Lake Landing, S't. George 136 680.00 

Murfreesboro, St. Barnabas.. 10 50.00 

New Bern, St. Cyprian 141 705. 00 

Oriental, St. Thomas 7 40.00 

Pollocksville, Mission 12 60.00 

Roper, St. Ann 34 170.00 

Seven Springs, Holy Innocents 90 450.00 

Sladesville, St. John 14 70.00 

Sunbury, St. Peter 22 110.00 

*Swan Quarter, Calvary 12 60.00 

Washington, St. Paul 80 400.00 

Wilmington, Ascension 98 490.00 

Wilmington, Good Shepherd. . 261 1,300.00 

Wilmington, St. Mark 171 855.00 

Wrightsville, Lebanon Chapel 32 160.00 

*Yeatesville, St. Matthew 30 150.00 

Total 1643 $ 8,320 . 00 

Grand Total 6285 $79,168 . 00 

Executive Secretary. 
507 S'outhern Building, Wilmington, N. C. 
May 4th. 1922. 





Rev. Messrs. Harvey Cox and James E. W. Cook Ordained. 

On Thursday morning, May 4th, the Rev. Messrs. James 
E. W. Cook and Harvey A. Cox were advanced to the priest- 
hood in St. James Church, Wilmington, by the Rt. Rev. 
Thomas C. Darst. The service was of unusual impressive 
ness on account of the presence of a large number of clergy 

The Rev. Alexander Miller was master of ceremonies 
The Rev. D. G. MacKinnon, a member of the board of exam 
ining chaplains, presented the candidates to the Bishop 
The Rev. John B. Gibble read the Litany, the Rev. Theo- 
dore Partrick, Jr., the Epistle, and the Rev. W. R. Noe the 
Gospel. Mr. Noe assisted the Bishop in the administration 
of the S'acrament of Communion. The Rev. Wm. H. Mil- 
ton preached the ordination sermon.a masterly presentation 
of Christian truth. His charge to the candidates was un- 
usually impressive. Other clergy in the chancel included 
Rev. Messrs. W. H. Wheeler, Edward Wooten and W. H. 

Following the ordination service a luncheon was served 
the clergy, their wives, and a few invited friends, in the 
Orton hotel. The Rev. and Mrs. Cook were host and hostess 
at this delightful luncheon. 

Rev. Mr. Cook will continue his work as priest in charge 
of the mission churches in the vicinity of Wilmington, 
while Mr. Cox will continue in charge of Ascension Church. 


Bishop Cheshire will recommend to the Convention that 
it elect a coadjutor for the Diocese. S^ch a recommenda- 
tion will be agreed to, because it comes from the Bishop. 
It will be agreed to, not because there is the feeling upon 
the part of any of us that Bishop Cheshire is impaired in 
health or vigor; not because he is not fully capable of look- 
ing after his duties; not because any of us would wish to 
see him superceded, but because we know that he is enti- 
tled to assistance in this growing Diocese if he wishes it, 
and because we would have him with us just as long as we 
can. He has served this Diocese with ability and devotion 
for more than twenty-five years. No man could have given 
himself with a more whole-hearted consecration to his work, 
and he has set his clergy an example of fidelity and exer- 
tion. Always In the fore of any movement making for the 
betterment of the Church; always relying upon the liber- 
ality and affection of his people, his has been a career of 
stimulation and progress. Comparisons, perhaps, should 
not be drawn, but we feel that Bishop Cheshire has meas- 
ured up to the record made by any Bishop of the Diocese; 
in fact, we feel that under him North Carolina has gone 
forward more rapidly than under any other Bishop we have 
had. It will be a serious matter to place another beside 
Bishop Cheshire, and we feel that the members of the Con- 
vention, mindful of the bishops they have had and now 
have, will see to it that the very best choice be made. 
Names of some men have been suggested. But the Con- 
vention will meet with open mind, and make a selection 
after prayerful consleratlon.— Carolina ChurcTiman. 




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General Convention Expected to Confirm Action of Meeting 

Asheville, April 30 — The next general convention of the 
Protestant Episcopal church of Portland, Ore , Rt. Rev. J. 
M. Horner, of this city, will be a full fledged bishop as it 
has been voted to make the Missionary District of Ashe- 
ville the Diocese of Western North Carolina. Bishop Hor- 
ner has had charge of the district for many years and it is 
a source of gratification to his many friends that his work 
is meeting with such success. 

By unanimous vote the Rpiscopal missionary district of 
Asheville was converted into a diocese at 28th annual con- 
vention of the district in Waynesville the past week. The 
new diocese will be known as the diocese of Western North 
Carolina, the conveniion deciding that with new responsi- 
bilities the names should be changed to one broader than 
the word Asheville would signify. 

Decision of the conference to vote the change to a dio- 
cese did not come as a surprise to those familiar with the 
step. While some were opposed to diocesan organization 
at first, after interesting debates, tabulation of figures, 
and the reviewing of the responsibilities of the district 
were outlined, the vote wa.s without opposition. 

The report of the committee on diocesan organization 
appointed last year by the bishop was read by Rev. Willis 
G. Clark, rector of Trinity church, Asheville. This com- 
mittee, composed of three clergymen and four laymen, de- 
clared that after careful consideration of financial condi- 
tions and investigation, it was their belief that the Ashe- 
ville missionary district was strong enough to organize 
into a diocese. 


_ The vestry of Grace Church, Plymouth in regular meet- 
ing passed the following resolutions: 

Whereas God, in His almighty wisdom, has removed from 
our midst our friend and brother, Clyde Cahoon, b- it 
therefore Resolved: 

1. That Grace Church has lost one of its most active com- 
municants, the vestry one of its most efficient co-workers- 
and the congregations one of its truest friends 

2. That in the death of Mr. Cahoon the town and com- 
munity has lost one of its best citizens 

3. That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family 
of the deceased and one to the Mission Herald. 

NATHAN TUCKER, Committee. 


The largest Lenten ottering by any Church in the Diocese 
of Pennsylvania, and what is believed to be the largest of 
any church in the United States, was presented by the 

dephia. The money, which amounted to $7,153.82 will go 
to tlie treasury of the national body, and will be used in gen- 
eral missionary work. ^ 

The ladies of the Wilmington churches have recentlv 
presented Bishop Darst with a beautiful set of Episcopal 
robes, a very pleasing gift and one which the Bishop ^reat- 
y appreciated. The presentation was made on April' 28th 
by Mesdames J. B. Cranmer and A. M. Waddell on hehaif 
of the Church women of Wilmington. The set of robes 
which the Bishop has been wearing during the past seven 
years was presented at the time of his consecration by the 
people of St. James' parish, Richmond. 




Madam President and Women of East Carolina: 

The Peace Thank Offering of the women of the Church 
will be presented in Portland in September. Has every 
woman in East Carolina had a share in the prayers and 
gifts that go to make up this, our wonderful United Thank 
Offering? If not, is it because some of us have failed in our 
duty to a less privileged sister, not giving her the oppor- 
tunity to unite with us in a common act of prayer and 

We must believe and make others believe, that the 
greatest privilege that can come to a woman, is to share 
in the only offering in the world that is given by self-deny- 
ing women for self-denying women. 

We must not forget what Dr. (now Bishop) Burleson told 
us in Kinston, that this offering was absolutely the only 
money that the Board of Missions had in hand before work 
was planned and this is still true. 

' In Detroit the resolution was adopted that we would 
make our 1922 Offering $1,000,000.00. Miss Lindley says 
that in order to do that, each diocese must double the 1919 

Our Offering in East Carolina is larger than ever before 
for a corresponding length of time, but it has not doubled 
itself by any means. 

We accepted Mr. Franklin's offer and have sent to him 
$4,035.94, which amount will be returned to us with in- 
terest gained before General Convention meets. During 
the short time that is left, let us use all diligence and zeal 
to bring this work to the knowledge and understanding of 
every Churchwoman in our diocese, that we may send to 
Portland such a gift to God as only sacrifice and devotion 
can make. 

In October, 1919, two life-offerings were presented from 
East Carolina. It is my privilege and pleasure to tell you 
that Miss Florence Huband completed her course last June 
and has worked under Deaconess Carter this winter. Miss 
[..ula Disosway is still studying at Johns Hopkins. 

When we met in Goldsboro in 1913, Mrs. Mary C. James 
offered the following resolution which was adopted: That 
each Branch of the Auxiliary arrange with its Rector for 
a Celebration of the Holy Communion on the same day 
and as nearly as possible the same hour, that the U. T. O. 
is presented in the General Convention. "She being dead 
yet speaketh." 

Our offering to-day, is what she has made it. What we 
know about the offering is due to her teaching and her 
example, for she gave herself and she pleaded with us to do- 
likewise. Can we not try conscientiously to do these 
things which she has asked us to do and which this body 
lias ac'cepted for us? Some of the women are doing well. 
I wish I had time to tell you of our family of U. T. O. Treas- 
urers. I should like for you to know them as well as I do. 
How promptly some have sent their U. T. O. twice each 
year, with the list of Contributors, have had their Corpor- 
ate Communion (or their meeting where there was no Rec- 
tor) — had the U. T. O. Pageant and in every way. have tried 
to do what I have passed on to them as it has come to me 
from the New York Office. 

We took for our slogan during this Triennium "A blue 
box in the hands of every woman." Let us conscientiously 
and patiently try to do this. The TJ. T. O. represents at 
once an opportunity and a challenge to every discriminat- 
ing woman who is a Christian. Opportunity, since, through 
it, she may give practical expression of her gratitude for 
the gift of her womanhood: challenge, since, by it, she 
may declare definitely her faith in the Christ as the Savioi 
of women. 

Your attention is called to the following resolutions con 
cerning IT. T. O., submitted by the Committee on Cooper* 
tion and adopted by the Executive Committee of the Church 
Service League in December, 1920. 

1. That every Church woman take part in the U. T. O. 

2. That each year every parish unit of the C. S. L., in- 
vite a IJ. T. O. speaker to address a genera] meeting of the 

3. That the foregoing resolutions be sent to the heads, 
of all component national organizations with the request 
that they be placed in the hands of all parish officers. Also, 
that all three recommendations be sent to the chairman of 
all Diocesan Councils of the C. S. L. with the request that 
they reach all women not connected with any national or- 

Offering presented in Detroit $468,060.41 

Interest to December 31, 1921 33,504.91 

Total $501,565.32 

From this was deducted four gifts of $5,000.00 each for 

Amount spent for salaries $277,405.98 

Amount spent for pensions 10,020.00 

Amount spent for training 3,941.00 

Amount spent for travel 24,939.33 

Amount spent for outfits 1,750.00 

Total $318,056 . 31 

Balance on hand Jan. 1, 1922 $163,509.01 

We have sixty-six workers at home, one hundred and 
four (104) abroad, fourteen (14) on the retired or disabled 
list and five (5) workers in training. Eighteen (18) were 
appointed during 1921. 

They have made their saciflces for the Gospel, it is time 
now, that we should be making ours. Our past Offerings 
have taught us the value of small gifts which come from 
hundreds of givers who give in a systematic way. This 
is a field which is capable of greatly increased fruitfulness, 
but which needs to be worked up. Experience proves that 
the best way to do this is to have first, a treasurer for U. 
T. O. and under her women who are willing to help her 
to tell the other women of their privilege and opportunity 
to share in it. To observe the regular day (March 25) set 
apart for our Corporate Communion. To send U. T. O. 
twice a year to the Diocesan Treasurer of the United 
Thank Offering. To pray without ceasing and to give as 
God has prospered us. 

Not what we gain, but what we give 
Measures the worth of the life we live. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Diocesan Treasurer. U. T. O. 


In 1910 a young girl was confirmed. The next day the 
family moved and thereafter changed their residence sev- 
eral times. AI] trace of them was lost. Recently the girl 
wrote the rector for her church letter. For the first time 
since her Confirmation she was in a position to make a 
permanent church home. She wrote again: 

"I thank you for the prompt reply. . I am very proud 
indeed to have once attended your church and still have a 
postal you sent me from Florida containing a huge alliga- 


There are three kinds of givers — the flint, the sponge 
and the honeycomb. To get anything out of a flint you must 
hammer it, and then you get only chips and sparks. To 
get water out of a sponge you must squeeze it, and the 
more you squeeze the more you will get. But the honey- 
comb .iust overflows with its own sweetness. These are 
they of whom the Bible says, "The Lord loveth a cheerful 
giver." — Light. 




Bishop Darst Has Good Confirmation Class ai^d Mr. Noe 
Has Three-Hour Service. 

On Tuesday, April 18th, the Rt. Rev. Thomas C. Darst 
visited Hope Mills, and in spite of the very rainy weather, 
had a very unusual day. During the afternoon a drive ot 
I'ii miles into the country brought the Bishop to a tenant 
farmhouse, where he baptized six persons, ranging from 
over 80 years of age down to nine months. The old lady 
was presented for Confirmation by the Rev. James E. \V. 
Cook, and she was privately confirmed by the Bishop. In 
the evening at Christ Church another middle-aged man was 
baptized, and a class ot eleven was presented by Mr. Cook 
for confirmation. We believe that this is the beginning of 
brighter days for Hope Mills. 

Good Friday was observed in Christ Church with the 
three-hour service, and at night with open air service and 
lantern slides, showing events of the last week of Our 
Savior's life on earth. 

The three-hour service was most impressive and beau- 
tiful, the addresses and hymns soul-stirring. The large 
congregation present was wonderfully impressed by tlie 
service, and the three hours passed very quickly. Addresses 
on the last seven words from the cross were delivered by 
the Rev. W. R. Noe. 

At the evening service the grounds held a large and ap- 
preciative congregation. The address and the showing of 
the slides were most effective. 

The merchants of Hope Mills closed their stores from 12 
to 3 P. M., for the first time in the history of the town. 
The Christ Church congregation feels deeply indebted to 
Mr. Noe for his services on that Day. 


Usefulness of Church Periodical Club. 


At our recent Diocesan Council we were fortunate in 
having with us our own East Carolina worker in China, 
Miss Venetia Cox, and also Miss Steva Dodson, a veteran 
of many years experience in the China mission field. 

It was most helpful during the Conference on the Church 
Periodical Club to have the needs in China along these lines 
set forth by these two workers with all the assurance of 
familiarity, and we are sure that Bast Carolina needs only 
to know of these opportunities for service to meet them. 

Miss Cox spoke of the graduates of St Hilda's, composed 
largely of the high class Chinese, and she told us that half 
of these girls are Christians. Tliey have little to occupy 
them in their homes, but through the training received at 
St. Hilda's they have become interested in home things. 
They are eager for English books and magazines ilke the 
National Geographic, Good Housekeeping, the Saturday 
Evening Post, Modern Priscilla; they want books on cook- 
ing^ knitting, simple choruses. 

They have the use of a room in the Y. M. C. A. where, 
with doors locked and under proper chaperonage, they play 
basket ball, and volley ball, and the gift of such balls would 
mean much to them. Games of various kinds, Parchesi, 
picture puzzles, would be most acceptable. 

These things, singly or collectively, can be sent to the 
Church Missions House, New York, marked for Miss Cox, 
or can be sent directly to Miss Venetia Cox, American 
Church Mission, Hankow, China. 

Miss Dodson stressed the necessity of "follow-up-work" 
with the graduates of St. Mary's Hall, and of the desire to 
provide for them a circulating library of good fiction, pic- 
ture magazines, biographies of men and women who have 
made their lives count for the best in life. The World's 
Work was suggested as a very acceptable magazine. 

Contributions to this cause should be sent to Miss M. 
H. Bailey, Church Missions House, New York, and marked 
"tor circulating library"; or they may be sent direct to St. 
Mary's Hall, Jessfield, Shanghai, China. 

May 1 ask that any one in the Diocese contributing to 
these calls, report their contributions to 

Diocesan Correspondent, Church Periodical Club, 
or to their Parish Librarian C. P. C. 


The Good Shepherd Congregation Gives Reception for 
Mr. and Mrs. Gibble. 

The Rev. .lohn Benners Gibble, was instituted on Easter 
Day, as the Rector of the Good Shepherd, Wilmington, N. 
C. Bishop Darst conducted the service and read the letter 
of institution. In the absence of the Senior Warden, Mr. 
J. M. Lord, who was out of the City, Mr. George Bishop, the 
Parish Clerk, presented the keys of the Church to Mr. Gib- 
ble. Bishop Darst received Mr. Gibble in the Sanctuary 
and gave him a Bible, a Book of Common Prayer, and the 
Canons ot the General and Diocesan Convention. 

The Bishop preached a most helpful and inspiring ser- 
mon. The Holy Communion followed at which the newly 
instituted Rector officiated. In the long Choir procession 
were the vestrymen of the Parish, immediately preceding 
the Bishop and the new Rector. It was a most glorious 
Easter day and the entire congregation was happy. 

In the afternoon the Church School had the annual Easter 
Festival and presented their missionary mite boxes for mis- 
sions. Several Boy Scout troops marched in the proces- 
sion from the Parish Hall to the Church. The service was 
conducted by the Superintendent, and the Rector made the 
Easter address. 

Wednesday night after Easter in the Parish House, a re- 
ception was given to the Rector and his wife by the vestry 
and the "ladies of the Woman's Auxiliary, to which all the 
members of the Parish were invited. The reception was 
given not only to welcome the Rector and his wife but to 
enable all to meet them, and become united in love and 
Christian fellowship. After the singing of the H.vimn, "Blest 
be the Tie that Binds," Bishop Darst made the address ot 
welcome to Rev. and Mrs. Gibble in behalf of the Diocese, 
Mr. J. M. Lord, Senior Warden, in behalf of the Parish and 
vestry and Rev. Frank D. Dean, former Rector, in behalf 
of the clergy of the city, all of which were most inspiring. 
A most enjoyable solo was rendered by Mr. Bert Jones in 
his usual happy manner. The accompanist for the evening 
was Mrs. Olivia H. Savage. Ice cream. Cake and punch 
were served by the Ladies of the Auxiliary and at the close 
of the evening all present felt we had really become more 
united in love and fellowship to go forward in our work 
for the Master. NORA L. HEWLETT. 


Announcement is made of the acquisition of Barbee 
Meadow by the Chapel Hill Episcopal Church — Chapel ot 
the Cross — and also of plans to erect a new edifice for relig- 
ious worship, which will cost in the neighborood of $90,000. 
According to the building plans of the church, the old 
church is to be enlarged by erecting a new and larger edifice 
near-by, in fact, connecting with the old, by a colonnaded 

The new edifice will seat about 600 persons. It will be 
an elaborate structure and will be arranged for the needs 
of the parishioners. The Chapel of the Cross is known by 
all living University alumni. 

Hobart Upjohn is the architect. The new property acquir- 
ed by the church formerly belonged to the widow of the 
late Algernon S. Barbee, former mayor of Chapel HiU. 




Easter Day is more generally observed than it used to 
be, and it is looked forward to with pleasure and anticipa- 
tion for different reasons. The worldly man or woman 
wants it to come for the same reason that Christmas is 
welcomed, and that is for the worldly pleasures that may 
be gotten from it, while the devout members of the Church 
want it to come for the spiritual help that may be derived 
from it. 

Easter Day at the Orphanage always begins with the 
inspiring service at 11 o'clock and in late years led by the 
vested choir, but this time there was no organ to lead the 
music as Mrs. Jones was laid up in bed from an accident,' 
and the singing was without the help of an instrument. 

In the afternoon, all the Orphanage went up to St. Pe- 
ter's Church to the children's service on tickets, gmng and 
coming, provided by the Kiwanis Club, of Charlotte, which 
also gave as many more tickets, besides 25 cents in cash 
for each child in the Orphanage. 

On Mondayi in Easter Week the Thompson Orphanage 
Guild gave the children their usual egg hunt, and it goes 
without saying that they had a good time. 

On the 9th of last month, Mrs. Wharton went to Hamlet 
on account of a tire in her daughter's home, and did not 
return. That night Mrs. Dooley came from Lynchburg, 
Va., to take charge of Thompson Hall. 

On the 24tii of last mouthy the Bishop of the Diocese 
made his annual visitation to the Orphanage, and confirmed 
ten of the children presented by the Superintendent. The 
Rev. Thomas L. Trott of Salisbury, was also in the chancel 
and assisted in the service. 

Mrs. Booker, of Rocky Mount, aunt of Ellie and Dorothy 
Parish, spent Easter at the Orphanage, and the girls were 
glad to see her. 

On the 8th of last month. Wade Potts returned from Sf. 
Peter's Hospital where he spent exactly two months for 
treatment of the severe burns he received from falling into 
a large kettle of hot water. His recovery was remarkable. 

On the 17th of last month the Superintendent left for 
Macon, Ga., to attend the Tri-State Conference of Orphan- 
age Workers which was held at the Methodist Orphanage, 
a well managed institution which takes care of a hundred 
and sixty children. It has a baby cottage, and we wei'e 
glad to see how it was managed. The meeting was very 
pleasant and helpful. 

On the 25th of last month, the Annual Meeting of the 
Woman's Auxiliary of the Diocese was opened in St. Mar- 
tin's Church, Charlotte, with a fine address from the Rt. 
Rev. Arthur C. Thompson, Bishop-Coadjutor of Southern 
Virginia^ and at 6:30 P. M., the delegates and other visitors 
were entertained at a supper at the Thompson Orphanage 
by the ladies of St. Martin's Parish, after which they went 
to St. Peter's Church for the evening service, which was 
followed by an address of welcome by the Rev. John L. 
.Jackson, rector of St. Martin's Parish, and a sermon from 
the Rev. Henry D. Phillips, rector of Trinity Church, Co- 
lumbia, S. C. The visitors saw as much of the Orphanage 
as the time would permit, and expressed thiemselves very 
much pleased with their visit. It was a big occasion for 
the children, and they enjoyed it. 
Cash contributions received from Mar. 10th, to April 10th. 

New Bern, Mr. C. V. S'cott $ 13.00 

Windsor, S. S., St. Thomas' Church 1.00 

Wilmington Miss Wilhemina Harlow 2.00 


$ 16.00 

Contributions in kind: Middy skirt,, Y. W. A., St. John's 
Church, Fayetteville; Youth's Companion for the boys, Wil- 
liam and Henry Emerson, Wilmington; box of pads, note 
paper and pencils for Carrie Beasley from her stepfather; 
2 suits, hat, etc., for Harry Potta, from J. A., St. John's 
Parish. Fayetteville. 

The Young People of This Church Are Most Active. 

(By The Rev. W. H. Wheeler.) 

In the Diocese of East Carolina, St. James is, I believe, 
the first parish to make a beginning with this most impor- 
tant part of the Church work, the Young People's Service 
League. In the Diocese of Texas there are reported twen- 
ty-one Leagues with a membership of about 450 young peo- 
ple. It is the hope of St. James League that this work 
may soon become Diocesan wide. 

In St. James' League, the meeting is held every Sunday 
evening from seven to eight, just before the Evening Ser- 
vice, and the meeting is carried on entirely by the Young 
People. There is an advisory council, consisting of the 
assistant rector and two other adults, but the conduct of 
the meetings is entirely in the hands of the Young People. 

Pehaps a sample program of one of the meetings might 
be of interest. Last Sunday evening, April 30th, for exam- 
ple, the meeting opened with two verses of a hymn, S'crip- 
ture reading^ prayer, roll call, minutes. Treasurer's report. 
Two papers on the topic "Should the Bible be taught in the 
Public Schools?" One paper on the affirmative side and 
the other on the negative. Then the discussion was turned 
over to a leader appointed at the meeting the week before 
and practically every member joined in the discussion after 
which a vote was taken on the question up for discussion. 
Then followed two verses of another hymn — the offering — 
announcement of the program for the next meeting — con- 
sideration of proposals for the good of the League — two 
verses of another hymn and the grace 2 Cor. 13:14. 

The League offer's a means whereby young people who 
sometimes feel "too old" for the Church school, and "too 
young" for the regular Church services may be interested 
and held for the church. It is bound to be of great service 
in training up future leaders for the Church. It is giving 
confidence to our young people in the way of getting up 
before an audience and speaking on their feet. It should 
bring forward candidates for the ministry, both young men 
and young women. There is opportunity for continuing, 
in a way, the confirmation instructions through the topics 
discussed. It has developed a most splendid "Discussion 
Group". There isi the opportunity for holding the newly 
Confirmed through "Corporate Communion", which they 
will attend partly because of that "Esprit de corps." 
In a word, the Young People's Service League is 
a recognition on the part of the Church, of the deep signifi- 
cance of those words of the Youthful Jesus, "Know ye not 
that I must be in My Father's House." 


The Rev. J. Reginald Mallett, who since his graduation 
from the General Seminary in 1918 has been serving the 
Church in the Diocese of North Carolina, has accepted a 
call recently extended him to become Rector of St. John's 
parish, Wilmington. Mr. Mallett will assume charge the 
latter part of this month. St. John's has been without a 
Rector since the resignation of the Rev. R. B. Gribben, 
and the congregation is to be congratulated on its good 
fortune in getting the services of a young man of unusual 
consecration and ability. 

Mr. Mallett is a Pennsylvanian by birth, but has spent 
a good part of his life in North Carolina. He entered the 
University of North Carolina while his father was Rector 
of the Church in Salisbury, N. C, and received his A. B. 
degree from that institution. He received the degree of 
B. D. from the General Seminary. Mr. Mallett goes to Wil- 
mington from Walnut Cove, where his ministry was most 





The Lenten season which has just passed, will long be 
remembered by the Communicants, friends and the Rector 
of St. Paul's. Self-Denial envelopes were sent out from the 
Bishop and Executive Council, to each member in the Dio- 
cese of Eastern North Carolina, one week before the be- 
ginning of the Lenten season, very near all members of the 
Mission pledged themselves to deny themselves of one 
thingi and pray and give their service to help bring others 
to the Mission for Forty days, and we succeeded, we never 
allowed the interest to die, for we were working for the 
success of the trial of a real personal Self-Denial. Each 
week the interest was just a little stronger^ and the amount 
just a little more, as may be seen from the amount below, 
1st week, $10.85; 2nd week, $11.47; 3rd week, $12.52; 41h 
week, $13.25; 5th week, $13.70, and 6th week, $15.38. Total 
amount $77.17. The services were well attended every 
night during Holy Week. The early Celebration of the 
Holy Communion on Easter Sunday morning was well at- 
tended. The High Celebration at eleven o'clock, will long 
remain upon the minds of that large number who came. 
At this service, seven children from the Day Parish or Mis- 
sion school, were brought to Holy Baptism by their faithful 
teacher, Mrs. R. R. Brown, who is doing a splendid work 
for the church and Sunday school. Easter Sunday night, 
the church was filled with members and frifends of the 
work to listen to a well prepared program by Mrs. Brown 
and the children, all went home satisfied at what they had 
heard and seen on this glorious Easter Day. There are 97 
children in this school, and about the same number have 
been turned away for the want of a teacher and more room. 
This day Mission school is being taught in the home ot 
Rev. and Mrs. J. B. Brown, the dining room and study room 
are over crowded. For eight years this home has been 
used and given to the mission free of charge for school 
purposes, the time has come when the home will not an- 
swer. What is the answer to this question that this church, 
this Missionary church is going to give? 


An Appeal and The Response. 

The Chapel for the Colored Mission not having been yet 
erected, Rev. .L E. Holder made arrangements with the 
Colored Presbyterians for the use of their building for 
public service on Tuesday and Wednesday nights during 
Council. Large congregations attended both nights, on the 
first of which the Rev. J. B. Brown of St. Paul's, Washing- 
ton, preached, and the next night, the Rev. B. S. Willett, 
of St. Mark's, Wilmington. On Tuesday night, after the 
service, contributions were taken up for the building fund 
for the new Chapel amounting to over $100. On Wednes- 
day a splendid barbecue dinner was enjoyed through the 
generosity of Mr. George Royall and other members of St. 
Stephen's Church. The usual vote of thanks on Wednes- 
day night at the close of the service brought all to an end. 

The Rev. James E. Holder, in charge of our Kinston, 
Goldsboro and Greenville group of Missions made an ap- 
peal two months ago In the Herald for some assistance 
in his work in the shape of hymnals and prayer books and 
furniture, especially for the Chapel now being erected at 
Goldsboro. He wishes to acknowledge thankfully receipt 
of a ten-dollar check from Mr. .Tohn W. Gordon, of the firm 
of Gordon .^ Brown, Richmond, Va.. besides one dozen 
Church tune books from "The Parish Choir," Boston, and 
one dozen prayer books from the firm of James Pott & Co., 
publishers. New York. These have but raised his hopes 
that the goods are coming along, for much of -which he Is 
still looking. 


Entered into rest on Palm Sunday, 1922, at her home in 
Wilmington, N. C, Loulie May Atkinson Murchison, wife 
of J. Williams Murchison, and the daughter of the late 
Colonel .John Wilder Atkinson, of Richmond and his wife, 
Eliza Bland Mayo of "Powhatan". 

Mrs. Murchison was one of God's noble women, and it 
would be difficult to over estimate her blessed influence 
upon the lives of those who were privileged to know her. 
Tender, gracious, kindly, she ever stood for the highest 
and things in life, and during these last years when 
many of the old standards seemed in danger, her unswerv- 
ing loyalty to the best traditions of the Old South was an 
inspiration and source of strength to her wide circle ol 
friends in Wilmington. 

Possessing many of the noble qualities of her grand-f.ath- 
er. North Carolina's great Bishop Thomas Atkinson, she 
gave to the Church her absolute devotion, and served her 
Master with a glad and willing heart. 

Her home life was wonderfully beautiful, and her chil- 
dren, whom she trained with such loving care in the nurture 
and admonition of the Lord, "rise up and call her blessed." 

She was a faithful and devoted member of St. James' 
Church, Wilmington, but the blessed influence of her life 
and gracious ministry is not confined to any one parish, 
for her loving sympathy and kindly service found expres- 
sion wherever she heard the cry of human need. 

She is survived by her husband and the following nam.ed 
children — Je?inie Atkinson, John Reid and Lucy Atkinson 
of Wilmington, Mrs. M. Ashley Curtis, of Washington, and 
Dr. David Reid Murchison, of Richmond. T. C. D. 


In that it has pleased Almighty God to take away our 
beloved brother and Senior Warden, George Hollister Rob- 
erts, whose death occurred on March 15th, 1922, be it 

Resolved first: That we bow in humble submisison to Him 
who doeth all things for good. 

SECOND: That Christ Church has lost one of its oldest 
and most influential members, ever loyal and true to tiie 
Church's work, he loved and served faithfully to the end. 

THIRD: The Vestry, of which he was a member for forty- 
eight years and Sienior Warden for, thirty-three years, will 
miss his devoted interest and wise council. He seldom 
missed a meeting, and was always active in everything 
pertaining to the Church's welfare. He firmly believed in 
Tithing, and lived up to his convictions by giving one- 
tenth of his income to further the extension of Christ's 
Kingdom. As long as his health would permit, he attended 
every Council and was active in its deliberations, being a 
member of the Standing Committee for many years, and 
was a delegate to four General Conventions. We feel the 
Church at large has lost one who ever had in mind the 
work of his Lord and Master, and we believe it has already 
been said to him, "Well done thou good and faithful ser- 
van; enter thou into the joys of thy I.,ord." 

RESOLVED FURTHER: That three copies of these Reso- 
lutions be made; one sent to the family, one to the Mission 
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PLYMOUTH, N. C. JUNE. 1922. 

No. 6 

Diocese to be Thoroughly Organized for Work 

Twelve District Organizations for Purpose of Arousing and 

Informing The Church. 

(By Rev. W. R. Noe) 
Bditor'.s Note; This statement, prepared for the district 
leaders by Mr. Noe, is of such importance that we are 
publishing it in order that the people generally may be 

1. PURPOSE: At our Annual Council at Goldsboro, N. 
C, April 25, 26, 1922, it was decided to divide the Diocese 
into twelve districts for the more systematic diffusion of 
information and literature and the complete articulation of 
the Church's manifold task. 

This statement is made and sent to you for your infor- 
mation and guidance in carrying out the expressed wish 
of the Council. 

2. STATUS: It should be clearly understood at the out- 
set: (1) That there is no authority given to enter any par- 
ish without the permission of its rector. Defacto, every 
rector has implied his permission when voting for the new 
alignment but we would emphasize the point that Chaii 
men and their assistants should work in co-operation with 
the rectors of the various parishes and missions and ad 
just their plans to meet those they may find already in 
operation. The result desired will never be obtained with- 
out this co-operative spirit. 

(2) There is no desire to make new machinery or to com- 
plicate machinery at present functioning. Yet in every 
case where it is found that no adequate piovision has neen 
made to take care of the various departments — one or 
many — of the Church's Mission, immediate steps should 
be taken to aid the rector to supply the lack. 

(3) With these conditions, Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen 
are backed by the unanimous authorization of the Annua) 
Council to act for the best interests of the Church's Mis 
sion in their respective districts. 

(4) Vice-Chairmen should eagerly carry out the will of 
their Chairmen, actively assist in consultation and execu- 
tion of plans, and, in the absence of the Chairmen, perform 
such duties as devolve upon them. 



1. Beaufort, Jasper, Morehead City, New Bern, Oriental, 
Pollocksville, Trenton and Vanc'eboro. 

Chairman: Rev. D. G. MacKinnon, S. T. D., New Bern, 
N. C. Vice-Chairman: Mr. E. K. Bishop, New Bern, N. C. 

2. Griffon, Kinston, Seven Springs and S'now Hill. 
Chairman: Rev. F. J. H. Coffin, Kinston, N. C. Vice 

Chairman: Mr. G. V. Cowper, Kinston, N. C. 

3. Ayden, Farmville, Greenville and Winterville. 
Chairman: Rev. A. C. D. Noe, Farmville, N. C. Vice 

Chairman: Mr. H. A. White, Greenville N. C. 

4". Aurora, Bath, Bonnerton, Bunyan Chocowinity, Ed- 
ward, Washington and Jessama. 

Chairman: Rev. Stephen Gardner, Washington, N. C 
Vice-Chairman: Mr. John G. Bragaw, Jr., Washington, N. C 

5. Belhaven, Fairfield, Lake Landing, Sladesville, Swan 
Quarter and Yeatesville. 

Chairman: Rev. Jospeh N. Bynum, Belhaven^ N. C. Vice 
Chairman; Mr. John Tooly, Belhaven, N. C. 

0. Columbia, Creswell, Hamilton, Plymouth, Roper and 

Chairman: Rev. Theodore Partrick, Jr., Plymouth, N. C. 
Vice-Chairman: Mr. H. G. Walker, Creswell, N. C. 

7. Camden, Elizabeth City, Edenton, Hertford, Mege, 
Weeksville and Winfall. 

Chairman: Rev. R. B. D'rane, D.D., Edenton, N. C. Vice- 
Chairman: Mr. W. G. Gaither, Elizabeth City, N. C. 

8. Gatesville, Murfreesboro, Roduco, Sunbury and Winton 
(MiaiimaK: Rev. .1. L. Saunders, Winton N. C. Vice 

Chairman; Mr. Martin Kellogg, Sunbury, N. C. 

9. Avoca, Roxobel, Windsor and Woodville. 

, Chairman: Rev. J. L. Saunders, Winton, N. C. Vice- 
Chairman: Mr. E. S. Askew, Windsor, N. C. 

10. Clinton, Faison, Goldsboro, Pikeville and Warsaw. 
Chairman: Rev. A. R. Parshley, Clinton, N. C. Vice-Chair- 
man: Mr. George C. Royall, Goldsboro, N. C. 

11. Fayetteville, Hope Mills, Lumberton, Maxton and Red 

Chairman: Rev. Thomas F. Opie, Red Springs, N. C. 
Vice-Chairman; Mr. John R. Tolar, Jr., Fayetteville, N. C. 

12. Atkinson, Burgaw, North West, Southport, Sunset 
Park, Whiteville, Wilmington and Wrightsville Sound. 

Chairman: Rev. Alexander Miller, Wilmington, N. C. 
Vice-Chairman: Mr. W. D. MacMillan, Jr., Wilmington, N. C. 

Note: Only the names of the towns are given, but it 
should be understood that all parishes and missions col- 
ored as well as white, are included in each district. 

4. DUTIES AND COMMITTEfES: The Chairman and 
V ice-Chairmen of each of these divisions will proceed to 
ascertain the status of the organizations in their district, 
and wherever necessary, will appoint an individual, or a 
committee, in each and every parish and mission to act as 
the local representative of the six divisions of the Church's 
work. These local committees will be named: 

1. Publicity, and the duties of this committee are to see 
that special meetings and conferences are properly adver 
ii.sed; to furnish items of Church work for the general 
and diocesan papers; and to keep the work of the General 
Church, as well as of their own parish, before the people 
all the time. 

2. Parish Organization Committee, whose duty will be to 
secure personal calls on all the people in the parish.; to 


mobilize the congregation for meetings or canvasses; to 
organize or re-establish the Committee on the Church's 
Mission; to arrange tor Group Discussions; Motor Corps, 
Every Member Canvass, etc. 

This committee is a very important one and should be 
appointed as early as possible. 

The Motor Corps is recommended as a valuable addi- 
tion to the services that can be rendered by younger mem- 
bersi of the congregation in conveying the aged, infirm, 
and those who live at a distance, to and from worship . 

Group Discussions may be conducted in several wa\ s, 
but experience has taught that either of the following 
three can be used successfully. 

(1) The members meet together in groups for general 
discussion with a leader who will draw into the discus- 
sion every member ot the group, no mattei' how timid or 
how unaccustomed to self-expression. 

(2) Papers are read by those appointed for the purpose 
and then the members are requested to ask questions or 
to discuss the subjects presented. 

(3) In small missions the rector may be able to get all 
his people together in the Church and instruct them in the 
topic chosen from time to time. It this is done, some of 
the members should be encouraged either to give theii 
opinion or to discuss the topic. "It should be understood 
that the group has met, not to listen to the opinions and 
conclusions of one person, but as a company of Christian 
people who are meeting to talk over questions of the great- 
est importance, questions which have to do with the life 
and progress of the Church in the world, not alone in this 
day, but in the years to come." 

If it has not already been considered, we recommend that 
"The Task ofl the Church"' be brought before the groups 
during June and July. It costs 25 cents and consists of 
seven lessons. It may be procured from the Church Mis- 
sion House, 281 Fourth Avenue^ New York City. Ask also, 
at the same time, for a copy of Bulletin No. 23, published 
by the Presiding Bishop and Council. 

Group discussions should also be held from October 8th 
to November 19th on "The Program Adopted by the Gen- 
eral Convention." Material for the discussion groups will 
be ready by October 1st, and must be made known to the 
people before Intensive Week, which is November 20-25. 

The organization for the Annual Every Member Canvass 
should be most carefully prepared. The Canvass should be 
comjjleted as far as possible in the interval between Novem- 
ber 12th and 25th, and the results announced on "Stir-up 
Sunday", November 26th, in order that the full report 
may reach Diocesan Headquarters by Dec. 1st. 

3. Committee on Conferences. This Committee should 
arrange for a Conference on Parish Program to be held 
from September 25th to October 14th. For this purpose 
Bulletin No. 12 will be found to contain much helpful in- 

Where desired or needed, a Conference on the Church's 
Mission, lasting at least three days, should be held between 
October 16th and 21st. You should have Bulletin No. 2093 
before this conference is planned. The Diocesan Office will 
be ready to render assistance in procuring' speakers. 

4. Committee on Literature, whose duty it is to see that 
their parish is organized for the prompt distribution of lit- 
erature whether of a local nature or sent through the Dio- 
cesan Office from the General Church; and, especially, to 
procure subscribers to our own paper"The Mission Herald " 
without which so many of our people are absolutely unin- 
formed regarding the great work going on in the Diocese, 
and to send in subscriptions to other papers of the Churc'h. 

5. Committee on Posters and Display Literature. The 
need of this committee^ even if only of one person, to see 
that charts, maps, etc., are properly displayed, is very real. 
Last year, the General Church issued several beautiful 
posters and many of them were placed where they were 
hardly seen and some were never put up at all. 

6. Committee on Woman's Work, to organize the efforts 

of the women where no organization exists and to train 
leaders for study classes. To link up with the Church's 
Mission all the splendid services being rendered by the 
women of the Diocese. 

5. MODUS OPERANDI. When you have thus establish- 
ed the six committees in each parish and mission in your 
division, you will be in position to know exactly what is 
being done in each department of the Church's Mission in 
your division. You will report thereon, as often as neces- 
sary, and, whenever called upon, to the General Committee 
of the Diocese, who, in turn, will report to Diocesan Head 

reference we append the names of the General Commit- 
tees of the Diocese, with their addresses^ to whom your 
reports will be made, and who will be ready at any time 
and at all times to render you any assistance you may 

Publicity: Rev. Theodore Partrick, Jr., Plymouth, N. C. 

Palish Organization: Rev. Stephen Gardner, Washington, 
N. C. 

Conferences: Rev. Thomas F. Opie, Red Springs, N. C. 

Literature: Rev. Walter R. Noe, Wilmington, N. C. 

Posters and Display Literature: Miss Mary Woolvin, Wil- 

Woman's Work: Mrs. M. J. Dauer, Wilmington, N. C. 

7. "THE WHEEILS". We have endeavored to make this 
statement as simple and clear as possible. It may at first 
seem a cumbersome piece of machinery, but its mechanism 
is quite simple. Get your committees appointed without 
delay in each parish and mission of your division^ and you 
will be surprised to find how easily and quickly the wheels 
will turn. 

8. "THE SPIRIT IN THE WHDELS'." We have said 
"it should be the duty" of the committees to do thus and 
so: it is the duty; it must be, if the work of our Church 
ii) the Diocese of East Carolina is to succeed as it should. 

Let us bend every effort to make it one gigantic stride 
towards efficiency and success. Let us not shrink from 
the labor entailed, nor from the difficulties to be overcome, 
but unitedly and with consecrated love give our all in this 
attempt to si)read His Kingdom, who gave all for us. 

Executive Secretary. 
Wilmington, N. C, May 26th, 1922. 


Bishop Darst Attends Meeting of Board of Directors. 

(Wilmington Star) 

A $4'0,000 debt, which has been hanging over S't. Mary's 
school at Raleig'h, has been completely wiped out, accord- 
ing to Bishop T. C. Darst, of the East Carolina Episcopal 
diocese, who has returned from Raleigh, where he attend- 
ed the annual meeting of the board of directors of the in- 

News to the effect that St. Mary's school is now clear 
of debt will be read with much interest in this city, where 
there are many admirers of the institution, and a large 
number of former students. 

It was also decided at the board meeting to elect one 
woman from each diocese in the state to the board. 

The school is well and favorably known throughout the 
state as a high class diocesan school for young women and 
is under the supervision of the church. The rector, the 
Rev. W. W. Way, reported that the future looks very 
prosperous for the school and he expects a large enroll- 
ment next fall. 



"O live ye by the Kalendar, 
And with the good ye dwell; 
The Spirit that came down on them. 
Will Lighten you as well." — Bishop Coxg. 

Tune 25 — Second Sunday after Trinity. 

29— St. Peter, Apostle. 
July 2 — Third Sunday after Trinity. 
9 — Fourth Sunday after Trinity. 

Ifi— Fifth Sunday after Trinity. 

23^S'ixth Sunday after Trinity. 

The Bishop's Letter. 

Following the splendid meeting of Council, I went to 
Fayetteville for the last Sunday in April, preaching and con- 
firming thirteen persons in St. .John's in the morning, and 
preaching and confirming four persons in St. Philip's, 
Campbellton, at night. 

On Monday, May the flrst_ I had the privilege of deliver- 
ing the address at the laying of the corner stone of the 
Y. M. C. A. building in Fayetteville. 

On the night of the first T preached and confirmed one 
person at the mission of the Good Shei)herd in Tolar-Hart 
Mill Village near Fayetteville. This is the newest mission 
in the diocese, and prospects for fine and rapid growth are 
very bright. St. Thomas Church, near Fayetteville, which 
has been practically abandoned for several years will sooii 
be moved to the Total-Hart Village, and will in its new lo- 
cation become once more a living force in the life of the 

All of the work mentioned above is in the parish of the 
Rev. Archer Boogher, who, with the assistance of his splen- 
did laymen^ is doing faithful construction work at all the 
points in his Cure. 

On the night of the second I attended a dinner given by 
the men's Club of St. John's Fayetteville, and made an 
address. The club is made up of practically all of the men 
in St. John's parish and is proving to be a most helpful and 
stimulating factor in the life of the Church and community. 

On Thursday, the fourth, I ordained the Rev. J. B. W. 
Cook and the Rev. Harvey A. Cox to the priesthood in St. 
James Church, Wilmington. An account of this interesting 
service was published in the May issue of the Mission 

On Sunday, the seventh, I preached, confirmed four per- 
sons^ presented by the rector, Rev. Alexander Miller and 
Celebrated Holy Communion in S't. Paul's Church, Wil- 

On Monday and Tuesday, the eighth and ninth, I at- 
tended meeting of the Nation Wide Campaign Department 
in the Church Mission House, New York. 

From the tenth to the seventeenth inclusive I conducted 
a Parochial mission in St. Michael's Church, Bristol, R. I. 

On the sixteenth I had the privilege of making an ad- 
dress on the Church's Program before the Annual Conven- 
tion of the Diocese of Rhode Island in Providence. 

On Sunday, the twenty-first, at 11 a. m., I preached the 
Baccalaureate sermon in the Chapel of St. Mary's School, 

On the night of the twenty-first I preached in the Church 
of The Good Shepherd, Raleigh. 

On the twenty-third I attended the Commencement exer- 
cises of St. Mary's School in the morning, and the meeting 
of the Board of Trustees in the afternoon. 

On the night of Wednesday, the twenty-fourth, I preached 
and confirmed four persons, presented by the Rev. E. S. 
Willett in S't. Mark's Church, Wilmington. 

On Thursday, the twenty-fifth, I attended an interesting 

and helpful meeting of the Finance Department in our 
Diocesan Office at Wilmington. 

On Friday, the twenty-sixth, accompanied by the Rev. 
Stephen Gardner, we left Washington in Mr. Gardner's com- 
fortable car for Hyde County. 

Mr. Gardner has kindly consented to write an account 
of our interesting trip for the Mission Herald, so I will 
simply give a statement of my visitations. On Friday night 
F preached and confirmed six persons presented by the Rev. 
J. N. Bynum in St. John's Church, SladeRville. On the 
morning of the twenty-seventh Mr. Bynum returned to 
Belhaven by boat and Mr. Gardner and I went on to Swan 
Quarter, where 1 preached in the Methodist Church that 

On Sunday morning, the twenty-eighth, we drove on to 
S't. George's Church, Lake Landing, where I rn>ached^ con- 
firniP(1 one person, "presented by Mr. Gardner, and Cele- 
lirated Holy Communion at 11 a. m. 

In the afternoon we drove to New Holland where I 
preached in a hall at 3:30, Mr. Gardner reading the service, 
and "raising the tunes" without organ or hymnal. 

This new town offers a wonderful opportunity for the 
Church. After the services at New Holland we drove back 
(o St. George's, stopping for supper on the way. At the 
night service I preached and confirmed two persons pre- 
sented by Mr. Gardner. On Monday, the twenty-ninth, 
after another visit to New Holland, we went on to Fair- 
field, where 1 peached in All Saints Church at S p. m. 

The foHowing morning we drove hack to Washington, 
completing a Journey of three hundred and fifty miles since 
leavins for Hyde County the previous Friday. 

Mr. Gardner proved to be a cheerful and patient travel- 
ing companion, and it was a real privilege to the people 
of Hyde to hear the beautiful solos rendered by him at 
every service. He will undoubtedly receive a warm wel- 
come when he goes into Hyde county again. 

On the afternoon of the thirtieth Rev. Thomas N. Brince- 
field drove me to Aurora, making my total mileage by car 
that day one hundred miles. On the night of the thirtieth 
r preached and confirmed four persons, presented by Mr. 
Brincefield in the Church of the Holy Cross, Aurora. 

On Wednesday, the thirty-first, Mr. Brincefield and T 
drove to St. .John's, Bonnerton, where J preached and cele- 
brated Holy Communion at 11 a. m. 

On the evening of the thirty-first J preached in the Church 
of the Redeemer, Edward, to a little group of people who 
had braved the terrific down pour of rain in order to be 

On .June, the first. Mr. Brincefield drove me on to New 
Bern where I boarded a train for home, but that is another 
story and Mr. Brincefield has promised to tell it. 

J was pleased to see many evidences of new life in the 
field served by Mr. Brincefield. and I am satisfied that be 
will do much constructive work in that fruitful section of 
Beaufort County. 

I am leaving again this afternoon, so must close. 

J hope to see all of the Clergy and a number of our lay- 
men and women at the Conference in Beaufort. 

Faithfully, Your friend and Bishop, 



St. Stephen's mission, Red Springs, has recently been 
made a Parish by an act of the Diocesan Council, having 
fulfilled all of the canonical requirements. A number of 
new members have lately been received by confirmation 
and by baptism. 

The Rector, Rev. T. P. Opie, has been called to the 
Church of the Holy Comforter, Burlington, and St. .Tames', 
Lenoir. He had not announced his decision when this was 



(By Rev, Stephen Gardner.) 

Friday afternoon, May 25th, the Bishop and I left Wash 
ington in my car. The trip to Helhaven was made in a 
\ery short time because of live miles of hard surface road 
out of Washington and also another five before reaching 
lielhaven. This road was formerly one of the worst in the 

That was the first stop on our tri)) through Hyde 
(^ounty. The Rector at Belhaven had just left on the boat 
for Sladesville, our first rtop in Hyde County. While 
we were having the car greased and oiled for the terrible 
roads of Hyde, we met some of the leading Church people 
of Belhaven who were on their way to the Chautauqua. 

At Leachville we left Beaufort County, crossed the 
bridge over Pungo river and traveled over the low swamp 
road which turned in all directions seeking the highest 
and most solid level. This road, which is sometimes hid- 
den by the water, was perfectly dry. At Scranton, the 
first village in Hyde, we left the main road and drove to 
Sladesville. Here we met Mr. Bynum. who had made the 
trip by boat from Belhaven. After a bountiful supper in 
the home of Mr. Lupton we went to the church for even- 
ing service at which the Bishoi> preached and confirmed a 
class of five boys and one girl presented by the Rector. 

The next morning the Bishop and I drove on to Rose 
Bay, where we had to make a detour of some ten miles 
in order to reach Swan Quarter, which is the County seat 
of Hyde. 

The wonderful hospitality we received there was a sam- 
ple of what we received all through the County. Having 
no Church building in this town, we had the service in 
the new Methodist Church which was kindly offered us. 
Their choir also furnished the music for the service. One 
of the features of Hyde County is that people of all relig- 
ious organizations worship together whenever there is a 
service. The Church was well filled in spite of it being 
Saturday night. 

The next moining, S'unday, we started out after nine 
o'clock to drive down to St. George's Church at Lake 
I>anding. That was indeed a wonderful trip of some twen- 
ty miles. The wonderful farms of the county were begin- 
ning to show what that fertile soil can do for crops. Thc^ 
neat homes with the beautif>il green lawns' remind us of 
the country-side of old England. The roads were in 
splendid condition. 

St. George's was filled at both services on that day and 
three persons were confirmed during these services. 

After a delicious dinner we motored back to New Hol- 
land. Here we found the most promising development in 
all of East Carolina. Where formerly the waters of a 
very large inland lake would greet the eye an expanse of 
about forty thousand acres of dry land lay before us. 
All that was left of the water of the lake could be found 
in several canals which carried it out to sea. 

The largest pumping station in the United States fo"- puiposes we found built on what was once the 
bottom of the lake. The terminal of a railroad with its 
station and warehouses, a Ijeaufiful hotel, a large brick 
store, in the upper-room of which we held a very unique 
service, were among the many buildings which are the 
beginning of a New Holland. 

We were without prayer books and hymnals and organ, 
I'Ut we sang familiar hymns and conducted a service which 
was a prayer-book service from beginning to end. The 
seventy-five who were present entered heartily into it and 
oheyod all instructions. 

Monday at noon we were the guests of Mr. W. F. Therk- 
ilrison \^ho is the manager of the whole project. His cour- 
tesies to us were in keeping with the Hyde County hos- 
pitality. After our visit with hira and with his promise 

of a lot for a Church and also his cooperation the Bishop 
just about decided to make arrangements to build right 
£v\vay and to procure the right man who cculd live at 
New Holland and take charge of the Church work of the 
vhole County from that point. With all this in view it 
seems that this would be the most promising work in the 
V hole l^j'iocese. 

With the draining of the lake and the straightening 
and widening of the roads the future of Hyde County 
is very bright, as it is already the garden spot of North 

Mondaj afternoon we drove over to Fairfield where we 
held a service in the Church. We drove back to Washing- 
ton the next morning making that last stage of the trip 
in three hours and a half. 

The whole trip was a most interesting one. The Bishop 
preached at each service in his masterful and appealing 
way. We both felt that in the near future with the right 
man in the field that the work of the Church in Hyde 
County would advance with leaps and bounds in lengthen- 
ing the cords and strengthening the stakes in the estab- 
lishment of the Kingdom of God. 


The sprin.g meeting of the Convocation of Edenton was 
held with St. James' Church, Ayden, May 16th and 17th. 
The Rev. Alfred Taylor, dean of the Convocation, presided 
at the meeting, and the Rev. Howard AUigood acted as 

On Tuesday -evening the Rev. Theodore Partrick, Jr., 
preached at the service, being assisted by Rev. Messrs. 
Alfred Taylor and R. B. Drane. 

The first business session of the Convocation was held 
Wednesda\' morning. At eleven o'clock there was a cele- 
bration of the Holy Communion, and sermon by the Rev. 
J. L. Saunders. 

At the afternoon business session there was general dis- 
cussion of convocational matters and an interesting ad- 
dress by Mrs. A. M. Waddell, on Woman's work. The 
Rev. Alfred Taylor was re-elected dean, the Rev. Howard 
Alligood as secretary, and the Rev. A. C. D. Noe as treas- 
uier. The Convocat#on decided to abandon the holding 
of the spring meetings. The Rev. W. R. Noe, executive 
secretar.\' of the Diocese, was present and presented the 
program of the Church for 1922. 

At the night service addresses were made by Rev. Messrs. 
A. C. D. Noe and F. .T. H. Coffin. 

The people of Ayden were cordially thanked for the hos- 
pitable entertainment which they gave the delegates. 


The Mission Herald has recently received bulletins from 
the University of the S'outh, of Sewanee; and of St. Mary's 
School, Raleigh. Both bulletins reveal the fact that the 
institutions have had a good year A study of them will 
make the reader proud of the way in which they repre- 
sent the best that is in the Church. 

TJie University appears to be on the threshold of a 
great expansion^ having got its endowment campaign in 
f.uch shape as to make available the large gift from the 
Rockefeller commission. East Carolina's part in the cam- 
paign has not been wholly satisfactory, as it has been 
considered unwise to give diocesan approval to it while 
the Nation Wide Campaign was making its appeal to the 
lieople. The theological department is growing, following 
a bad slump in recent years. A strong faculty now offers 
much inducement to prospective students. 

St. Mary's School has had a very satisfactory year, more 
information Ijeing given elsewhere in this issue of the 
Mission Herald. 



A pressing need for more Church facilities at the Uni- 
versity of North, Carolina is to be met, as sutticient funds 
have been pledged tor that purpose. A new Church to 
cost $9U,000 is to be erected right away on a very desir- 
able lot, adjoining the lot on which the Chapel of the Cross 
stands. It will be remembered that the plan to add to the 
old Church was abandoned a short time ago. The Chapel 
of the Cross, which is a perfect gem of architectural beau- 
ty, will be preserved intact and used as a chapel. It will 
be connected with the new church by cloisters. 

At the Diocesan Convention of North Carolina, which 
met in Raleigh in May, Bishop Cheshire announced tliat 
an unnamed Layman had contributed $5U,U00 for a new 
Church in Chapel Hill, conditional upon further subscrip- 
tions of $25,0U0 This amount was pledged on the conven- 
tion floor within' a few minutes. Work will begin on the 
new church at once. 

This is the culmination of a hope long entertained. The 
great growth of the University community has rendered 
the old church plant inadequate, both from the point of 
view of seating capacity and equipment for social service. 
The other congregations in town have met the need rais- 
ed by the presence of so many young men by building 
larger churches club rooms, etc. It is a matter of con- 
gratulation that the Episcopal Church is not to lag behind 
in the service it renders these young men. 


The Rev. E. A. Penick Has Been Named Bishop Coadjutor 
of North Carolina. 

East Carolina's nearest neighbors and sister dioceses 
have recently taken important steps. The Diocese ot 
North Carolina, at its annual convention in May, which 
met at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Raleigh, elected 
a Bishop Coadjutor in the person ot the Rev. E. A. Penick, 
Rector of St. Peter's Church, Charlotte. The Missionaiy 
District of Asheville, at its annual convocation, voted to 
petition the General Convention to give its consent to the 
District of As'heville being made into a Diocese. The name 
of the new Diocese will be West North Carolina. This 
matter has been agitated for some time, and sufficient 
linancial support has been pledged. The Diocese of South 
Carolina decided at its annual convention to divide the 
State into two Dioceses. Bishop Guerry will take the lower 
half of the State, including Charleston, which has been 
the See city. Bisihop Finlay will take the upper half of 
the State, and Columbia will be the See city. 

Bishop-elect Penick is a young man of great promise. 
During the few, years that he has been in the Diocese of 
Niorth Carolina he has made his parisb the strongest in 
the State, and he has taken a place of leadership in the 
Church as a whole. His election is considered a very 
happy one. 


The many East Carolina friends of the Rev. Hoke Ram- 
seur have heard with great regret of his recent death. 
He was home on furlough last year, and was heard in a 
number of East Carolina churches. He was a young man 
of great promise. We present herewith a clipping from a 
recent issue of the Raleigh News and Observer: 

News has been received here of the death of Rev. Hoke 
Ramseur, missionary of the 'Episcopal church to Liberia. 
He was a kinsman of Associate .lustice W. A. Hoke of the 
Supreme court. He died Sunday of pneumonia according 
to information which has reached the State. He was a na- 
tive of Rowan county. 

Mr. Ramseur was 31 years old and a graduate of the 
North Carolina university and of the Episcopal divinity 

school of Philadelphia. He had been in the mission fields 
for four years. 

His wife, who was before her marriage Miss Sarah 
Conway, of Pennsylvania^ died several months ago just 
after the couple had returned to Liberia from a furloug'li 
in this country. His father, Dr. G. A. Ramseur, of China 
Grove, died several weeks ago. Surviving are the mother 
and two sistersi and two brothers. Misses Mary and Nan- 
nette Ramseur and Summy Ramseur, of China Grove, and 
:\1. T. Ramneur, of Baltimore. 

Diocesan News. 


St. Paul's Church, Clinton, has entered upon a new ven- 
ture, that of publishing a parochial i)aper, "The Christian 
Cbserver." The first copy of the paper has been sent the 
Mission Herald, and its appearance justifies the statement 
that it is one of the best parish uapers we have ever seen. 
It looks and acts like a real newspaper. The Rev. A. 
Farshley is editor and Mr. Algernon Butler is business 

About 1.7Ui communicants and friends met in St. John's 
parish house^ Wilmington, on ihe evening of May 31st, for 
ihe purpose of welcoming the Rev. J. R. Mallett, the new 
Rector. A delightful supper was served. Announcement 
was made at this time that the vestry is planning to erect 
a new rectory in the near future. Mr. Mallett has been 
viarmly welcomed in the Church and city. 

St. Barnabas' Guild for nurses had their annual corporate 
communion at S't. Pauls Church, Wilmington, Rev. Alex- 
ander Miller, Rector, on Sunday ,Iune 4th. 

St. Paul's Guild, Wilmington, held a successful lawn 
party on the 17th of May. The Sunday School picnic was 
held at Wri,t;htsville Beach on June 3rd. This school, 
under the efficient superintendence of Mr. Clayton Giles, 
and a corps of faithful workers, is making good progress. 

The congregation of Grace Church, Plymouth, has pur- 
chased a handsome Rectory in a desirable part of the town. 
The Rector, the Rev. Theodore Partrick, Jr., and Mrs. 
Partrick expect to move in about the first of July. Grace 
Church has been without a Rectory for several years, hav- 
ing sold the old one several years ago when the location 
became undesirable for residential purposes. 

A birthday thank offering was taken up in the Church 
school of the Diocese on Whitsunday. This has come to be 
an annual offering, and it is presented at the General 
Convention in the same way that the United Thank Offer- 
ing is presented. 


Sadao Imado, who is connected with the Tokyo branch 
of the Universal Film Manufacturing Company, writes an 
article on "Moving Picture and Japan," in Asia for May. 
Of the need for intellectual improvement in the industry 
I'e says, "We must relish the brain with more stress." 
The history of the feverish development of Japan since 
its opening to the outside world can hardly( be told more 
nicely than in one of his sentences. 

"It can be recognized that Japan is modernized pretty 
far extent, but her modernization was not conveyed the 
gradual and steady process of evolution, her progress was 
compelled to be in haste^ and her inner grown up was 
not parelleled with material maturity." 


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Plymouth, N. C. 

following the lead of their bishops and clergy, that found 
lault with every leader of the Campaign and every sug- 
gestion given. As a consequence, they made a dismal 
failure. There were some parishes and missions in this 
L>iocese that took the same course. As a consequence, 
they made a failure. Now there may be Clergymen in the 
Diocese who think that the combined brain power and 
spiritual energy of the diocesan leaders is insufficient to 
convince them that their course needs alteration. Such 
confidence in individual human infallibility has not been 
without v.'itness. But it finds little place in a Diocese 
that has demonstrated its ability to get concerted action. 
As for us and our parish^ we are resolved from hence- 
forth to Co-operate in every way possible with the plans 
of the whole Church and especially with the plans of 
East Carolina. We believe that only by working together 
will we accomplish anything. T. P., JR. 


Our Presbyterian friend, the 'Standard," recently paid 
us the compliment of calling us "The Church of Good 
Taste", or words to that effect. We were not wholly 
pleased with the limitations of the compliment, as we said 
in a recent editorial. But in one respect we do believe 
that the Church seldom violates one cannon of good taste, 
and that is modesty. For instance, there was recently 
received into the ministry of the Episcopal Church one of 
the most prominent Roman Catholic clergymen of Amer- 
ica. Has any one seen that tact placarded all over the 
country, as was the case when Bishop Kinsman entered 
the Roman communion? When Jlishop Kinsman left the 
Episcopal Church to go to Rome the Roman Catholics in- 
spired enough newspaper mention to make us think that 
the whole Episcopal Church was to be swallowed up 
l)y them. The Roman priest who has recently come to 
"IS, by the way, is Dr. David Hillhouse, a former presi- 
dent of Georgetown University, the great Roman Catholic 
institution, and a former priest of that Church. He was 
lecfcived into the priesthood of the Episcopal Church at 
St. Thomas' Church, New Haven Conn., on June 2nd. 

T. P., JR. 


It is conceded that Dr. Milton and Mr. Noe have very 
fertile minds. They can very readily evolve programs for 
the clergy and people of East Carolina; burdens tbat are 
not easily to be borne. For instance, a careful reading 
of the program for the summer and fall's work which we 
are publishing as the leading article this month will con- 
vince any one that much is expected of us. But this much 
is to De observed, that wherever a clergyman and a con- 
gregation carry out the programs arranged tor them real 
progress is made. It is very early indeed to criticise what 
we have come to call "swivel chair programs". But more 
often than not the criticism proceeds Irom a lack of sym- 
pathy with a situation with which we have not taken the 
pains to familiarize ourselves. In plain words, we are in 
many instances too lazy to acquaint ourselves with the 
need which the program is designed to meet. We speak 
from personal experience and observation. We have no 
doubt that if all of the clergy and congregations will enter 
whole-heartedly into the plans as outlined by Mr. Noe that 
we will make more progress than ever before. 

T. P., JR. 


It is a striking fact that those dioceses which disdained 
to enter into any carping criticism of the leaders and 
methods of the Nation Wide Campaign, but accepted the 
plans as ontlinc-d to them were the only ones that made 
a success of the movement. There were many dioceses, 


The summer months are here, and many of our members 
are preparing to go away on vacations to the seashore or 
to the mountains. May we suggest that their vacations 
v\ill be more pleasurable, and therefore more invigorating, 
if they have the consciousness of having done their duty 
bv the Church. Church expenses run on while we are 
absent. The Diocese has to meet its obligations in sum- 
mer as well as in winter. How encouraging to the dio- 
cesan officers it would be if all who can afford it would 
pay their N. W. C. pledges! And the fact that it was done 
would be an unfailing source of satisfaction all through 
the holidays. Let's try it! J. E. W. C. 


Editor's Note. The clergymen of the Diocese are invited 
to contribute book reviews to the Mission Herald, as we 
hope to be able to give our readers an acquaintance with 
some of the new books. 

"India: Its Life and Thought." 

Pub. Geo. H. D'oran Company, New York, price $1.00. 

Author, John P. Jones. 

Here is a remarkable book about a remarkable people. 
If one wants to get authoritative information about the 
people of the East, about their religion, social customs, etc., 
this book is recommended. It is not the impression of a 
luirried tourist but the knowledge of one who has lived 
among the people of whom he writes for 30 years, and 
as a friend and sympathizer. 

This book hes one of the best descriptions and criti- 



cisms of the famous caste system of India that we have 
even seen. The summary of political conditions in India 
is rather disappointing, because vague, but it is the only 
disappointing thing in the book. The writer appears to 
state fairly the difterences between the religions of India, 
liindooism, Buddism, etc., and Christianity, but the reader 
gets a vivid impression of the superiority of the latter. 

T. P., Jr. 

"Wonders of Missions" 

Pub. George H. Doran Company, New York, Price $3.UU. 

Author, Caroline Atwater Mason. 

If one wants to read a powerful argument tor Missions 
and at the same time a charming book, this one is recom- 
mended. A Sunday School teacher, mission study leader, 
clergyman or layman will find much material in this book 
that will strengthen his own convictions and at the same 
time afford material for addresses or discussion. The ro- 
mance of missions is portrayed by a great artist, a woman 
who won fame as a novelist before becoming identified 
with the cause of missions. T. P., Jr. 



Those paying one dollar: Mrs. Fannie Laughinghouse, 
Rev. T. F. Opie, Mrs. Margaret Nelson, L. F. Zeigler, Lee 
R. Smith, Mrs. N. N. Davis, Mrs. S. M. Swindell. Mrs. W. 
A. Graham, Hon. H. S. Ward, iMrs. C. A. Manu^ Miss Lucy 
Miller, G. H. Hall, Rev. Howard Alligood, Mrs. Fannie 
Morrow, Martin Kellogg, Mrs. H. A. Bond, Mrs. Z. M. L. 
Jeffreys. Mrs. J. B. French, Miss Bettie Windley, F. l^'. 
Fagan, Mrs. E. B. Dewey, Mrs. F. P. Sidbury, Mrs. W. U 
Harlow, Rev. J. R. Mallett, Dr. R. H. Lewis, Rev. J. L. 

^ Saunders, Mrs. A. L. Bynum, Mrs. E. M. Herring, R. C. 

' Strong, Miss Myrtle Swindell, R. 0. Bagby, Mrs. C. B. 
Woodley, R. J. Disosway, Mrs. W. S'. Carawan. Total 

Those paying more than one dollar: Mrs. P. H. Scott 
$3.00; Mrs. C. L. Foy $2.00; M. W. Uzzell $2.00; C. L. 
Stevens $2.00; F. R. Congei' $2.00; Mrs. J. L. Hassell 
$3.00;- Mrs. T. E. Winslow $2.00; Dr. V. E. Weyher $2.00; 
J. W. Starr $3.00; Miss Nettie Kilpatrick $2.00; J. G. 
P.anton $2.00; Mrs. Annie D. Hill $3.00; Mrs. H. M. S. 
Cason $2.00; Mrs. E. L. Spruill $2.00; L. V. Morrill $2.00; 
total $34.00. Grand total $68.00. 


Diocesan Work for 1922. 

Central Expense Fund $2,000 . 00 

Miss Loula Disosway's Training 200 . 00 

Aid for Theological Students 150.00 

DuBose Memorial Training School 200.00 

Double United Thank Offering. Be prepared to con- 
tribute to any special fund or request from Headquarters. 

Central Expense Fund for the following: 

Mrs. Waddell $600.00 

Miss Rena Harfling 500.00 

Sewanee Summer School Delegates 200.00 

Provincial Pledge-Auxiliary 50 . 00 

National Executive Board 20.00 

Provincial Church Service League 25.00 

Portland Delegate 400 . 00 

Printing Annual, Incidentals, Postage 205 .00 

A very interesting and instructive conference on pub- 
licity was held in St. Paul's parish house, Richmond, Va., 
on Tuesday, May 23rd. The conference was held by the 
Rev. Robert F. Gibson of the national department of 
Publicity. Represetatives from nearby dioceses were 
present, including the Rev. Theodore Partrick. Jr., who 
represented East Carolina. 

.lune 4. Christ Church, New Bern, 11 a. m. and 8 p. m. 
St. Thomas Church, Craven County in afternoon. 

June 6. Will preach sermon at annual service. Old St. 
Luke's Church, Isle of Wight County, Virginia. 

Juue 7-9. Finals — Virginia Theological Seminary, Alex- 
andria, Va. 

IT. Institution of the Rev. Reginald Mallett as rector of 
St. John's Church, Wilmington, 11 a. m. Church of the 
Good Shepherd, Wilmington, 8 p. m. 

June 12-16. East Carolina Conference, St. Paul's School, 

June 18. Holy Innocents Churcli, Lenoir County, 11 a. m. 
and afternoon. 

St. Mary's Churcli, Kinston, at 8 p. m. 

June 19. St. Stephiin's Church, Goldsboro, 8 p. m. 

June 22. Grace Church, Trenton, 8 p. ui. 

June 23. St. Paul's Churcih, Vanceboro. Ordination of 
Mr. John Wesley Heyes to Diaconate at 11 a. m. 

St. Thomas' Church, Oriental, 8 p. m. 

June 25. Calvary Church, Warsaw, 11 a. m. 

S't. Mary's Church, Burgaw, 8 p. m. 

June 27. Grace Church, Whiteville, 8 p. m. 

June 29. St. Joseph's Church, Fayetteville, 8 p. m. 


East Carolina Woman's Auxiliary. 

Mrs. James Grist S'tatou, 301 West Main Street, Wil- 
liamston, N. C. 

Mrs. James F. Woolvin, 17 South Fourth Street, Wil- 
mington, N. C. 

Mrs. S. P. Adams, 20 North Fifth Street, Wilmington, 
N. C. 

Mrs. Guy Adams Cardwell, 316 North Third Street, Wil- 
mington, N. C. 

Mrs. C. W. Melic'k, 102 East Mathews Street, Elizabeth 
City, N. C. 


Mrs. Alfred M. Waddell, 120 South Fifth Street, Wil- 
mington, N. C. 

Mrs. D. R. Huske, Haymount, Fayetteville, N. C. 

.Mrs. S. M. Boatwright, Wilmiagton, N. C. 

Mrs. Sidney McMuUan, 100 South Granville Street, 
Edenton, N. C. 

Mrs. Owen Guion, New Bern, .\. C. 

The Church Service League. 

Mis.s Rena Harding, 219 East Main Street, Washington, 
N. C. 

Mrs. George B. Elliott, Wilmington, N. C. 

Mrs. Roy Hampton, Plymouth, N. C. 

Miss Carrie Myers, Carolina Apts., Wilmington, N. C. 


!ii the dentil oi Mrs. Elizabeth Webb Askew, St. Thomas 
Church, Windsor, has lost its oldest and most dearly be- 
loved communicant. A loyal and devoted member from 
childhood, she was an inspiration to all whose lives she 

Her passing has left vacant a place in the life of our 
parish that cannot be filled. Truly it can be said of her, 
"For all the saints, who from their labors rest. 
Who Thee by faith before the world confessed, 
Thy name, O Jesus, be forever blest." 

Mr. George Cameron, of the Virginia Seminary, with his 
family will occupy the parish house at Hope Mills during 
the summer vacations, and will supply the churches at 
Hope Mills and Lumberton. 



Personal Items. 

The Rev. J. R. Mallett was installed as Rector of Si. 
Johns Church, Wilmington, by the Rt. Rev. Thomas C. 
iJarst on Sunday, June llth. Mr. Mallett began his work 
at bt. John's early in May. in accordance with previous 
plans. Mr. Mallett lett Wilmington about the 15th ot this 
month for a six week's stay in New York. 

In a personal letter to the editor^ the Rev. H. W. Tick- 
nor, v/ho has recently been added to the editorial stall 
of the Living Church, says: "1 left Hyde County May 15th 
to take up what 1 trust will be a service to the whole 
Churcu, in connection with the 'Living Church'. I am 
still a member of the Diocese, however, and vitally inter- 
ested in its welfare." 

On May 21st there was born to the Rev. and Mrs. Har- 
vey A. Cox, ot Wilmington, a son, Harvey A. Cox, Jr. The 
parents are receiving the congratulations of the Diocese. 

The baccalaureate sermon to the graduating class of the 
Wasihington High School was preached this year by the 
Rev. Stephen Gardner, Rector of St. Peter's. The com- 
mencement address this year was delivered by Dr. L. W. 
Glazebrook, an eminent physician of Washington, D. C. 
Dr. Glazebrook made an address at the eleven o'clock ser- 
vice in St. Peter's on Sunday, June 4th. 

The Rev. Alexander Miller, Rector of St. Paul's Church, 
Wilmington, preached the commencement sermon at St. 
Paul's School Beaufort, on Whitsunday. 

The Rev. Frank D. Dean preached the annual sermon to 
the Wilmington Light Infaniry on Sunday, May 28th. 
Dr. Dean is chaplain of this organization. Dr. Dean has 
recently returned from an extended visit to Texas, upon 
the invitation of Bishop Quinn. He brings back enthus- 
iastic accounts of the work that Bishop Quinn is doing. 

The Rev. G. W. Lay, chairman of the Department of 
Religious Education, attended the national conference on 
lieligious i:]ducation held in Chicago recently. 

The Rev. Edward Wooten, the oldest presbyter in the 
Diocese, is confined to his home in Wilmington through 
illness. We wish for him a speedy recovery. 

Mr. Arthur J. Mackie, of the Virginia Seminary, will 
spend the months of July and August in Kinston, where 
he will supply at St. Mary's for the Rev. F. J. H. Coffin. 

The Rev. J. E. W. Cook delivered the commencement 
sermon at the High School in Stedman, Cumberland Coun- 
ty, on May 16th. 

Mr. John R. Hawes, a prominent layman of Atkinson, 
who has been ill at St. John's Sanitorium, Wilmington, 
is, we are glad to say, recovering his health. 

The Rev. George D. Manson will take charge of the 
Windsor group of churches early in June. Mr. Manson is 
completing his studies at the Virginia Seminary this 
month. He will occupy the Rectory in Windsor. 

year, is to have charge of St. Philip's, Southport, during 
the months of June and July. He will work under Dr. 
Dean, who is now Rector of that parish. Mr. Lewis will 
relieve the Rev. A. R. Parshley at St. Paul's, Clinton, dur- 
ing the month of August. 


The Rev. Walter R. Noe, executive secretary of the Dio- 
cese, has been invited to hold a mission at the Church 
of the Holy Cross, Aurora, this fall. The Rev. T. N. Brince- 
field is Rector of this church. 

There is always danger of having people conhrmed who^ 
for one reason or another, soon grow neglectful of their 
obvious duties. Anything that emphasizes the serious pur- 
pose one should have at confirmation is helpful! 

One of the clergy has each candidate sign the following 
statement in duplicate, one copy to be handed to the Rec- 
tor and the other kept as a constant reminder to the can- 

"1 hereby express my desire to be confirmed at 
this time, and my firm determination, with God's 
help, to he regular in my Daily Prayers, morn- 
ing| and evening; Inj Church Attendance each 
Sunday; In receiving Holy Communion. 

Signed— ' ' 

The above is not a promise to the Rector, but a state- 
ment of the candidate's spirit and deti^rmination as one 
truly converted, in asking to be presented for confirma- 
tion. It does not specify too detailed a rule, but simply 
undertakes regularity in the fundamental duties of a com- 
municant. It forms the basis of an appeal for the Rector, 
if he sees anyone growing neglectful and forgetful later 
on. Perhaps others may find this useful. 


Mr. Harold Lewis, of Clinton, who has been a ministerial 
student at Leonard! Hall, Bethlehem, Pa., during the past 

Just a week ago and almost at this hour, a beloved and 
one of our oldest members was called Home! 

It needs no word from me to bring to your mind the 
name of Jane Cowan de Rosset, with her delicate face, 
bright eyes and gentle manner, that gave no hint of a 
spirit strong and true as steel! We hardly realized how 
ardent a sympathy, how unselfish a devotion, and how 
dauntless a courage abode in that slight frame, hut we 
do realize our loss and how much we will miss her bright 
presence from our meetings! 

Her ever ready generous spirit lifted many a burden 
from the lives of others, as she went her quiet way 
through life, and her giving was so delicately bestowed 
that her left hand knew' not what her right hand gave. 

The souls of the righteous are in the hands of God, and 
there shall no sorrow touch them! Grant to her, O Lord, 
eternal rest, and may Ligfet perpetual shine upon her. 

And to us who are left here let this sweet spirit go be- 
fore us in the paths of service, and the influence of her life 
be stamped upon us indelUbly! 

I cannot say, and I will not say 
That she is dead. She is just away! 

With a cheery smile, and a wave of the hand, 
S'he has wandered into an unknown land. 

And left us dreaming how very fair 

It needs must be, since she lingers there. 

Think of her as faring on, as dear 

In the love of There as the love of Here; 

The touches of her hands have strayed 
As reverently as her lips have prayed. 

Think of her still as the same, I say: 
She is not dead — she is just away! 





The Finance Department of the Bishop and Executive 
Council met at the Diocesan Headquarters, Southern 
P.uilding, Wilmington, N. C, on Thursday, May 25th, 1921'. 
The meeting was called to order at 11:00 a. m. by Major 
B. R. Huske, Vice-Chairman of the Department, who pre 

There were present: the Rt. Rev. Thos. C. Darst, D.D., 
Bishop of the Diocese (Bx-officio) ; Major B. R. Huske, 
of Fayetteville, N. C. ; Messrs. John R. Tolar, Jr. (Fayette 
ville); E. K. Bishop, (New Bern, N. C.) ; W. G. Gaither, 
(Elizabeth City, N. C.) ; J. Haughton James and T. F. 
Darden, (Wilmington, N. C). There were also present 
ex-officio, Mr. Thomas B. Meares, Treasurer of the Dio- 
cese and Rev. W. R. Noe, Diocesan Secretary. 

After a thorough discussion of the whole situation it was 
the unanimous opinion of the Committee that the busi- 
ness of the Diocese is being run as economically as 

It was decided that there should be no curtailment of 
the present Diocesan activities, and that all work being 
carried on should be continued. The feeling of the Com- 
mittee was decidedly optimistic, based on a three-fold 

(i) The pledges'^paid up to this time are slightly ahead 
of those of last year; 

(ii) A general improvement is noticeable in business: 

(iii) The fidelity of our Church members who have 
never yet failed to respond to the call for self-denial and 
consecrated service. There is every reason to hope for 
the payment of the assessments made at the Annual Coun- 
cil before the end of the year. 

Mr. T. F. Darden, of St. .John's Church, Wilmington. 
N. C, was the S'ecretary of the meeting. 


Diocese of Kyoto, Fukui, .lapan. 

Two years ago Bishop Tucker decided to use the large 
Mission House in Fukui as a Central Station for the West 
Coast of Japan. The plan is to send all evangelistic work- 
ers intended for work on that coast — to Fukui to study 
the language and customs of the country and then when 
language exams are finished they are to be sent two by 
two to the important cities and townsi on the coast many 
of which are as yet untouched by the Church. 

At present there are only two lady missionaries in resi- 
dence. There should be a force of six, 

Many people think that pioneer work in Japan is finish- 
ed — but quite the opposite is true. There are many vil- 
lages numbering thousands of inhabitants who have never 
heard the name of their I.ord and Savior Jesus Christ. 

Fukui — itself — a city of some 60,000 inhabitants is a 
Buddhistic stronghold and much needs your help. 


1. Communicant of the Episcopal Church, 

2. Desire to devote one's life to the work. 

3. From 25 to 35 years of age. 

4. Physically able to stand a disagreeable climate and a 
good deal of isola-tlon. 

5. Ability to learn the language.. 

6. Ability to work harmoniously with others. 

7. Sufficient initiative to seek out and utilize the oppor 
tunities for coming in contact with Japanese women and 
at the same lime be adaptable enough to work with and 
under the general leadership of the Japanese clergy whose 
ideas and methods are often quite different from our own. 

8. A college education or equivalent if possible. 
Further particulars can be obtained from the Rev. A. B. 

Parson, 281 Fourth Avenue, New York City. 

Though limited ini its operation by reason of the scar- 
city of available resources for the makin.g of Loans, the 
American Church Building Fund Commission is function- 
ing to the full measure of possibility. Loans amounting to 
.'il20.765 have been made since .January 1, 1922, and other 
Loans aggregating .$51,375 have been contracted for and 
will be paid as soon as the necessary papers are prepared. 
Gifts and Grants amounting to $9,450 have also been made, 
v/hile $25,700 has been appropriated for the same purposes 
when called for. 

It is distressing both to the applicant and to the Trus- 
tees of the Church Building Fund Commission to be un- 
able to meet the worthy appeals which are constantly be- 
ing presented. It is. equallyi distressing that the larger 
operations of the years when the Loan Fund was being 
placed in the hands of the Church which asked full use 
of the asrne, are no longer possible; that probably not 
more than one-third of what was loaned in 1921. can be 
loaned in 1922. But the limit of possibility is the limit of 
actual returns from a definite revolving fund. What the 
Church provides for Loans is all that can be available for 
the Church's use. 

It is the jud.gment of tlie Trustees of the Commission 
that there should be placed before the Church a few of 
the points of difference between the conditions and meth- 
ods of ojierating of our own Building Fund and those ot 
other religious bodies. A Conference of Representatives 
of Similar Organizations recently held in the City of Wash- 
ington, brought together sixteen representatives of twelve 
Church Building organizations for compariscr; of meth- 
ods, means and accomplishments,^ and for exchange of 
ideas. Much general inform.ation became available in this 
way, pope of which is here recorded. In assets we ar(> 
distanced by ten of the eleven organizations which have 
funds of from one to eleven millions of dollars while our 
own is less than three-quarters of a million. These funds 
are annually increased by appropriations froni the general 
Budget of the religious body of which Body the Building 
Corporation is a distinct and integral Department: in one 
instance rne or.ganization receivin.g 32 per cent of the total 
Budget and another 50 per cent. Our own increase has 
averaged about $1,500 a year for the last five years. With 
two exceptions a mortgage or conditional note is taken foi' 
every dollar loaned or granted, and no outright gifts are 
made. The entii'e income of our Fund is used for Gifts 
after deduction has been made for operating charges. 
With much larger funds larger T^oans and Grants are made 
than we can contemplate, even to the whole amount neces- 
sary to erect a building. 

There is food for thought in these comparisons. Does 
the size of our Fund indicate the importance in which the 
Church rates provision for material extension? Can we 
v.'onder at the pitiable picture which some of our buildings 
present at important points when compared with their 
neighbors, or even that the Church fails to be represented 
by any building whatever? It is a fond hope that the 
Church will some day awaken to a realization of the need 
of a fund even approximately adequate to the demands 
laid upon it and the opportunities which are constant!}' 
bein.g presented, — a fund that shall be indicative of the 
hidden resources which the Church is famed as possessing, 
and of its earnest desire that its cords should be length- 
ened and its stakes strengthened? . 


If each Rectcr in Ohio would pick out the most desir- 
able boy in his Sunday School and take him aside and 
suggest to him that perhaps God wants him for the sacred 
ministry, I feel confident that we wou.ld have a large num- 
ber of splendid men in college and in Bexley Hall look- 
ing forward to this high and h.oly calling. — 'J'he Church 
Messenger, Southern Ohio. 




To Correct Impression That He Founded The Church. 

Rev,. Dr. Charles Lewis Slattery, Rector of Grace Church, 
New York, and Bishop Coadjutor-elect of Massachusetts, 
has signalized his elevation to that important See by 
Launching a movement to correct the misconception that 
Henry VIII, of England — he of the eight wives and un- 
savory memory, founded the Church of England. Not 
only have some historians perpetuated this doctrine, but 
it has recently been discovered that, in the New York pub- 
lic schools, at least, pupils are being instructed that the 
Eighth Henry was the Father of the Church through which 
the Episcopal Church in America traces its descent from 
Apostolic days; and a committee has been appointed by 
the Diocese of Long Island to confer with the Board of 
(Education in an effort to stop the spreading of the his- 
torical error. 

"Plenry VITI" says Bishop-elect Slattery in a statement, 
"not only did not found the Church of England, but he 
had nothing whatever to do with the Reformation. 

"In the sixteenth century the Christian Church met the 
culmination of the desire of the best people in the church 
throughout Europe for reform. In the course of years 
Ijeople had grown careless about character and church 
doctrines were distorted. 

"In many countries the reformation of abuses within the 
church and a return to a more primitive order caused a 
division among the people. But in England, to a very large 
extent, the whole nation wtsi identified with the reforma- 
tion of the church. 

Henry VIII had little interest in the Christian church 
as the church. Leaders long restive under aljuses took 
advantage of Henry's quarrel with the Pope to break away 
from servitude to an ecclesiastic outside of England, 
whose autliority in England had in one form or another 
been constantly disiJuted. With the breaking away from 
this ecclesiastic's foreign authority there came with the re- 
vival of Christian learning a breaking away also from 
phases of doctrine whose comparatively recent origin could 
be easily traced by English scholars. 

"There are three illustrations frequently used to de- 
scribe what actually happened to the Church of England 
in the da,ys of Henry VIII. The first is that of a man re- 
covering from the Roman fever. He is the same man after 
recovery as before. 

"Another illustration is that of the old tower at New- 
port, long covered with vines so that no one could see its 
stones. The vines were taken away and one saw nothing 
but stones; but it was the same tower. 

"The third illustration is that of a boy whose face has 
just been washed. His appearance is quite different, but 
he is the same boy. 

"It is therefore accurate to say that the Church of Eng- 
land, tracing its history through different channels to the 
earliest times, was reformed in the time of Henry VIII. 
liut so far from the church's beginning in the time of 
Henry VIII, it was not even reformed by him!" 


Porcupine, South Dakota, Dec. 19th, 1921., 
Mrs. H. G. Wood, Edenton, N. C. 

Dear Madam; I received that box in good condition also 
the check for $68.00. I am sure glad to get them and 
thank you very much. I will say again^ I thank all of the 
women of the Society for them. I am pleased with every- 
thing you sent to me and my family. 

I was asked in one letter what I need but there is some- 
thing T msed very much but I didn't like to ask everything. 
But I have had hard time this winter on account of my 
wife having been sick and now I think this will be a good 

time to say what I want. Since I was ordained deacon I 
was hard up for a robe and stole. 

I hope everything will be alright with you. I know 
this letter will reach you by Xmas, and I want to say a 
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you. 
Yours faithfully, 


Editor's note: The above letter was received by the 
W'ojnan's Auxiliary of St. Paul's, Edenton. A box valued 
at $250.00 was. sent to this Indian clergyman by the fol- 
lowing churches: Edenton, Aurora, Ayden, Columbia, Ores- 
well, Griffon, Gatesville, Lake Landing, Woodville, Yeates- 
ville, Winton and Zion parish, It is needless to say that 
the Rev. .lohn Black Fox will get his stole and vestments, 
if they have not already gone forwtrd. 


Whenever a soul passes into the Great Hereafter, we 
realize how brief that life has been. When measured with 
eternity, how few the years spent on earth! But when 
we consider how it was spent, governed by noble impulses 
and the good works it accomplished, we feel that it has 
attained perfect fruition. Such a life has been that of 
Lula Atkinson Murchison, a beloved member of the Wo- 
man's Auxiliary of St. James' Church, and whose connec- 
tion with this society has just been severed by One whose 
ways we cannot question. We felt that we had need of 
her. but God has followed her life of loving service, and 
He has led her on to a great reward. Ever ready and wil- 
ling to assume her share of duty to the society, we will 
miss her greatly, and our hearts are "exceedingly sor- 

To the members of her devoted family we extend deep 
sympathy, mingled with our prayers that comfort and 
strength may be given them to bear their loss. Her name 
will be withdrawn from our humble registry, only to be 
numbered with the "Saints in glory everlasting." 



Forty missionaries were appointed to the field at home 
and abroad. These in addition to the seventy-one already 
appointed more than complete the 100 new missionaries 
placed as one of the objectives of the Centennial Cele- 
bration of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society. 
These missionaries sent to the following fields; Arkansas 
1, Arizona 3, Asheville 1, Lexington 1, Alaska 2, Anking 
?>. Hankow 10, Honolulu 1 Kyoto 5, Philippines 2, Shang- 
hai 11. 

The school officials of Tacuba, a suburb of Mexico City, 
called upon the Principal of our Hooker School in Mexico 
City and explained to her that Tacuba, in common with a 
number of other similar communities in Mexico, is deeply 
concerned about the fact that thousands of Mexican chil- 
dren are growing up without even an elementary educa- 
tion. The years of revolution have disorganized and great- 
ly reduced facilities and equipment for the work of public 

The proposal of the authorities is that Hooker School 
should undertake to teach reading and writing to about 
one hundred children of the neighborhood. The proposal 
was not quite a demand, but much more than a request. 
To make this possible an additional building will be neces- 
sary, costing $600, and the salary of a teacher, $350. 
The authorities of Tacuba will provide furniture, books, 
etc. An appropriation of $1,000 was made to enable the 
school to meet this request. 




After staying with us about three weeks Mrs. Dooley 
decided to return to her former position at Hansford, W. 
Va., and since then Miss Powell, the housekeeper, has 
been taking care of Thompson Hall^ with the assistance 
of Miss Adelaide Smith and Anna Atkins, one of the older 

Mrs. Wharton was detained at home about six weeks by 
sickness in her family, and other causes, but returned last 
week, and will be ready to receive children into the Os- 
borne Memorial building as soon as the furniture is all in. 
The various reasons that have delayed the opening of this 
Cottage seem to be reasonable, and could hardly have 
been avoided under the circumstances. At its last meet- 
ing the Elxecutive Committee decided not to take children 
under a year old for the present. 

Three days after her return Mrs. Wharton and the 
superintendent made a second visit to High Point to 
select furniture, stopping at Thomasville on the way to 
see the Baby Cottage at the Baptist Orphanage. 

On the 25th of last month Thomas Lewis Wood, one 
of our old boys from Salisbury, was accidentally killed 
at Camp Bragg, near Fayetteville, while a practice was 
going on with the long range guns. Three other gunners 
were killed and three wounded. Lewis enlisted in the Army 
when he was sixteen years old, and went over to France 
and Germany where he was wounded and gassed. Some- 
time after returning home he re-enlisted in the army, and 
was stationed at Camp Bragg where he was in the line 
of promotion as a reward for good service. His remains 
were interred in the Federal Cemetery at Salisbury on 
Sunday afternoon. May 28th^ with full Military honors 
under the direction of Williani H. Hardin, Jr., Post Com- 
mander of the American Legion, and the Rev. Jos. C. D. 
Wilson, Chaplain. The service of the Episcopal Church 
was read in the Methodist Church and at the grave by the 
Superintendent of the Orphanage at the special request of 
the family. 

The attendance at the funeral was large, and the floral 
offerings were many and beautiful, one of which went from 
the Orphanage. 

On the same afternoon the Rev. George H. Atkinson, 
son of a former President of the Presbyterian College, 
and Charlotte, made a very impressive talk to the chil- 
dren at the close of the Sunday School. 

Mr. Atkinson is much interested in the establishment 
of a school for girls near Salisbury where a good educa- 
tion may be secured at a minimum cost. 

On the 29th of last month, the superintendent and his 
daughter. Miss Adelaide Smithy went to Barium Springs 
Orphanage, and gathered many valuable suggestions' from 
what they saw and heard. We took tea with the Rev. 
Mr. Hyde, superintendent, who kindly showed us around 
the grounds and buildings. Many valuable improvements 
are being made, and no doubt in a few years the number 
of children will be doubled. The orphanage is located 
six miles from S'tatesville, and has 240 children and four 
hundred acres of land. The Presbyterians may well be 
proud of it. 

The Thompson Orphanage Guild, ever active in the in- 
terest of the Orphanage, is planning to make some ma- 
terial additions to our play ground equipment. 

We are now getting about one hundred and seventy 
quarts of milk a day, and for the five weeks previous to 
the past, more than that. The farm is doing as well as 
could be expected with the weather we have been having. 

Cash contributions received from April 10 to May 10. 

New Bern, Mr. C. V. Scott $ 12.50 

Winton S. S., St. John's 5.00 

Wilmington, Miss Wilhelmina Harlow 2.00 

Total $ 19.50 

Contributions in kind: Outfit for Inez Simpson, W. A., 
Grace Church, Trenton; 1 pair socks for Inez Simpson 
from Mrs. E. T. Everton, Elizabeth City; also 2 dresses 
and 3 pairs hose for same, from Mrs. J Dillon, Elizabeth 
City; pair shoes for Annie Deal from her aunt, Mrs. M. E. 
Watson, Washington. 


An Interesting Summary of Statistics. 

Every day during the last five years an average of 2,173 
persons joined the various churches of America. During 
the same time an average of three congregations have 
been organized daily and the average number joining the 
ministry has been four and one-half persons per day. 

The total church membership of the country, according 
to the latest available figures, is 45,997,199. This is an 
increase of 4,070.345 over the 1916 census figures and indi- 
cates a clear gain of more than a million members for 
rhe preceding twelve months. 

The various religious bodies report 233,104 Congrega- 
tions manned by 200,090 ministers. This is a gain of 
5,617 congregations and 8,294 clergy over the government 
figures for 1916. While there has been much talk of a 
shortage of ministers the increase in clergy has been 
approximately 50 per cent more than the increase in the 
congregations. The 33,014 difference between ministers 
and congregations does not indicate a corresponding 
shortage of pastors, as many ministers, especially in the 
ruial districts, have chrage of two or more churches. 

PracLically all of the major religious faiths have made 
a gain except the Unitarians, who show a loss of 30,880 
members as compared with 1916 figures, their total mem- 
bership for last year being 51,635; and the Methodist Pro- 
testant Church, which shows apparently a loss of 8,623 
members for the five-year period. The Roman Catholics 
show a membership and adherents gain of 2,163,831 dur- 
ing the last five years. They have 16,580 churches manned 
by 21,643 priests. 

The Methodist Episcopal Church (North) rei)orts an 
increase in membership of 220,870 over the 1916 figures 
and 62,595 members over last year, its present member- 
ship being 3,938,655. It is the largest single Protestant 
Communion. The Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 
shows a great gain ofi 91,315 members for the preceding 
year with an addition of 231,588 over the 1916 figures, 
its total now being 2,346,067. The Protestant Episcopal 
C'hurch has recovered its war loss and now shows a gain 
of 11,208 over the 1916 figures^ of which 7,134 were re- 
ported last year. Its total membership is 1,104,029 per- 
sons. An interesting fact is that the Salvation Army with 
a reported membership of 35,969 shows an increase of only 
05 persons. 


A number of East Carolina Clergy attended the an- 
nual commencement exercises of the Theological Semi- 
nary in Virginia on June 7, 8 and 9th. Dr. Milton had the 
honor of making the alumni address. It was Bishop Darst's 
20th re-union. The program was as follows: 
Wednesday, June 7th. 

8 p. m. — Sermon before the Student's Missionary Society 
Thursday, June 8th. 

10:30 a. m. — Commencement Exercises. Address to grad- 
uating class, Rt. Rev. Philip Cook, D.D. 

11:30 — Alumni Meeting. Essayist, Rev. Wm. H. Milton, 

2 p. m. — Alumni Dinner. 

Friday, June 9th. 

11:00 a. m. — Ordination Service. Preacher, Rt. Rev. 
W. R. Stearley, D.D. 




Editor's note: The Mission Herald recently published 
in several installments a letter from the Rev. Burgess Wood 
Gaither, descriptive of the work of a missionary in Alaska, 
which created much interest. We have another such letter 
from Miss Lossie Cotchett, written to a friend who desires 
to share it with Mission Herald readers. Miss Cotchett is 
another East Carolinian, her home being Wilmington. 

St. John's in the Wilderness^ Alaska, 

Dec^ber 28, 1921. 
Carrie dear, I can hardly wait to start telling you about 
our Christmas, but it's been such an outrageously long 
time since I've written I'll have to go way back and work 
up. 1 didn't write Sunday the 18th because I knew that we 
weren't going to have school all the next week and 1 
thought of course I'd have plenty of time then, but nothing 
doing — up until right now I haven't had a second for a 

Nothing interesting happened the week before school 
stopped except the sudden death of one of the young mar 
ried woman of our village while she was out on the trail, 
and as I wrote Cutchin a detailed account of that I won't 
write you about it, as I am sure she'll show you her letter. 
The other thing of importance was the joy my little kid- 
dies got the last Friday at school when I gave them stock- 
ings made of the red stuff you sent and filled with the jelly 
beans, and to Deaconess' utter disgust, a whole package of 
Spearmint. S'he won't let them chew in the Mission, so as 
soon as they come in they park it on the window sill or the 
logs or any convenient spot, and as our kitchen is usually 
packed with small fry, it's needless to say that the chewing 
gum is often sadly mixed. They are still thriving though, 
and it has certainly brought joy to their little hearts. Of 
Course they aren't allowed to chew in church, and it keeps 
me busy making signs and shaking my head. They get my 
drift all right, and take it out and cache it in their mittens 
until after service. These mittens are lined with rabbit 
skin, so you can imagine the condition the stuff is in when 
the owner again presses it into service. 

Well, anyway, those little bags just set the kiddies on fire 
with Christmas spirit and the next week was one of wildest 
excitement. Every morning when they'd come to bring In 
wood, there'd be a meeting and they'd all count the days 
on the calendar, which hangs just over our wood box. 

It was certainly a wild rush for Deaconess and me too, 
I can tell you. First we did all our washing and the house 
washing, then there were all the vestments and the altar 
hangings to be done. After we'd finished that we started 
in on house cleaning and what it took to wipe down walls 
and wipe up floors, we had it. We had found some real 
pretty blue material, so down came our green hangings 
and up these went. Our living room is just lovely now. 
Then there was the baking to be done and the Deaconess 
made a perfectly delicious plum pudding and fruit cake, all 
of which took time and work. Between times, when we 
weren't doing anything special we were finishing candy 
bags and filling them, and having choir practice. The 
Christmas packages and bundles and stockings were all 
made up last summer just after the things came, but lots 
of new toys had come in so Friday night we went over 
every stocking and added to it. You can believe me it was 
nearly time to get up when we went to bed last week. Yoii 
see we worked like Turks to get through before Saturday 
because Mr. Adams had promised to have our mail here 
on that day, and bless his old heart, he did it. We were 
just putting the finishing touches to the church when one 
of the little boys ran up and said the mail had come but wo 
had so much we'd have to send our sled over to the store 
for it. 

It was just everything a Christmas mail could be, Carrie 
dear, and we were so happy. Honestly, Instead of my mail 
getting less the longer I stay away from home, its gets 

more, I believe. I do get just the same thrill each month 
as I did the very first time I got letters from home. 1 
started reading about five o'clock and read straight through 
till nine-thirty except for about half hour for dinner, and 
then I had still four or five letters that I hadn't even opened. 
The only reason that Vt'e stopped then was because we'd 
promised to go to the pot-latch house and dance. We 
stayed over there till time to ring the first bell for our mid- 
night service. Between that time and time for the second 
bell I opened my packages that I've been so good about 
saving, and I was delighted with the things! Well, I'll say. 
Honestly Carrie, you just couldn't have sent me things 1 
needed more than that powder^ and puff, and cream. Did 
you remember the kinds I use or just take a chance? You 
know me when it comes to candy, so you know the joy 
that big jar brought to my young heart, to say nothing of 
the two smaller ones. Of course, in my hurry, to tell you 
how elegant the mail was I v/ent a little too fast and didn't 
tell you how absolutely delighted these people were with 
the new things for the Christmas tree. Of course that 
blessed old Santa made a hit, but what do you think these 
people were most thrilled over in the whole box? Those 
little bouncing up dolls. There was a young married man 
in the kitchen the afternoon we were getting all our decora- 
tions ready, so 1 showed him one, and he nearly had a fit. 
He sat at the table for at least half an hour and played 
with it. When he finally had to go he said, "Miss 
Cotchett, I know if S'ophie (his wife) saw this she'd play 
with it." Of course Sophie got the chance, and when I 
saw him the next day he said they had played with it the 
whole evening. 

Well, to get back to our midnight service. We started 
at eleven-thirty by singing "On Jordan's Bank," then had 
the regular evening service and for our last hymn we 
sang "Oh Come All Ye Faithful." Just writing you about 
this gives me a thrill and if you could have stood where 
I did and watched that congregation, which filled the 
church to the very door, you'd have been even nearer tears 
than I was, and that was pretty near. We didn't vest 
our choir but most of the little fellows sat in the stalls, 
and maybe they didn't peal forth. We stood at the door 
as we always do, to speak to them as they went out, and 
I've never heard heartier wishes for a Merry Christmas 
than we got from each one of them. As they went out 
one of the boys was ringing the church bell and another 
the school bell. Can you imagine many people at home 
walking throe quarters of a mile on a terrible trail to 
come to a service at that hour? Well, that's what our 
Kobuks, had to do, and they were all there, men, women, 
and children. 

When we knew that we were all safely home. Deaconess 
and I started to work decorating our kitchen, because, 
as I wrote sister some time ago, the older children go 
caroling early Christmas morning and come back to the 
Mission for breakfast. We really had things looking love- 
ly too. We had four of those red and green festoon effects 
you sent stretched across on clothes lines, and a big 
red bell just above the center of our table. The little 
Christmas tree you sent was used as a center piece, and 
around the foot of that was the lovely silky cotton stuff. 
Around this wo fixed another green and red thing in the 
shape of a star, and with our brass candle sticks all newly 
polished and shining it really looked lovely. We'd put 
nearly all those dolls in baby bundles, but we had a few 
left over, so we scattered those around the table, and again 
they were the hit of the season. Oh yes, the red crepe 
paper was used at the window. So you see how every 
single thing you sent was used and enjoyed to the limit. 
It was after three o'clock when we finally finished, and 
as we were to start caroling at five, we just threw our- 
selves on the couch in the living room. Promptly at five, 
we were awakened by two young Kobuks and an Indian 
boy. As we didn't want them to see the kitchen we let 



them in the front door. While we washed our facea and 
got ready they played all our Christmas records and sang 
at the tops of their lungs. The way the crowd is gather- 
ed is for the ones who are awake first to go to a cabin 
and sing a carol and then call out "Merry Christmas" 
and whoever wants to go from that cabin gets up and 
joins the group. It was loads of fun, and they enjoyed it 
so much. We sang at every single cabin on this side 
and then we went over the river to the Kobuk village. 
The trail was simply rotten because it had gotten warm, 
and the snow was soft and the wind was so strong it was 
drifting terribly. I had been raising all the other tunes, 
but when we got across, my wind failed me, and 1 had 
to resign that position for awhile. We even went to the 
store and sang to Mr. Dubin, a Jew, so you see we really 
did have the proper spirit. 

(To be continued) 


A Conference to Train Leaders fop Fall and Winter Work. 

The Mission Herald goes to press too early in the month 
to carry an account of the important conference at Beau- 
fort, but we are presenting the program which has been 
arranged. The delegates will have recreation as well as 
work, for a number of interesting trips have been planned. 
Dr. Lay is chairmanl of arrangements. 

Celebration of the Holy Communion, 7:30 A. M., Tues- 
day and Thursday. 

Morning Prayer, 7:30 A. M., Wednesday and Friday. 

Breakfast— 8 : 00 A. M. 

Morning Sessions. 

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. 

9:00 to 10:00 — The Discussion Method: 

Leader, Mr. William Anthony Avery, of Hampton, Va. 

10:00 to 10:45— Church Service League: 

Leader, Mrs. A. M. Waddell, of Wilmington^ N. C. 

(Intermission — 15 minutes.) 

11:00 to 12:00 — Parish Organization, Parish Conferences 
and Stewardship. 

Leader, Rev. William H. Milton. D.D., Wilmington, N. C. 

12:00 to 1:00— Young People's Work: 

Leaders, Rev. W. H. Wheeler, of Wilmington, N. C, 
and Miss Rena Harding, of Washington, N. C. 

Dinner — 1 : 00 P. M. 


Monday, ,Tune 12th, 8:45 P. M. — Service and Address: 
"The Church's Mission and Her Responsibility," Rev. W. 
H. Milton, D.D. 

Tuesday, June 13th, 8:00 P. M.— Service and Address: 
"The Task of the Church in Missions and Church Exten- 
sion," Rev. Alexander Miller. 

Wednesday, .Tune 14th, 8:00 P. M. — Service and Ad- 
dresses: "The Task of the Church in Religious Education", 
Rev. G. W. Lay, D.C.L., Mr. G. V. Cowper. 

Thursday, ,Tune 15th, 8:00 P. M.— Service and Address- 
es: "The Task of the Church in Christian Social Service," 
Rev. J. N. Bynum, Mr. J. R. Tolar, Jr. 

Friday, June 16th, 8:00 P. M.— cioslng Service and Ad- 
dress: Rt. Rev. Thomas C. Darst, D.D,. Bishop of the Dio- 


(Correspondence Mission Herald.) 

The Church of the Holy Cross of Aurora, N. C, Is doing 

splendid work under the leadership of its new rector. 

Rev. T. N. Brlncefleld. At present there are plans under 

consideration for enlarging the parish house and also In- 

stalling steam heat in the church. These plans we hope 
to have completed by the Fall. 

Mrs. Waddell made i;s a very pleasant and profitable 
visit on May 18-19, making an address to the congregation 
on the eve^ of May IS, and an informal talk to the Paro- 
chial Guild in the afternoon of May 19. At the time ."i 
contribution v/as made to the Church Periodical Club, for 
St. Paul's College Library, Tokyo. 

Th(- Parish is looking forward to a visit from the Bishop 
in the near future. 


In the death of Mrs. Hamilton Underwood, on May 29, 
St. Stephen's Parish, Goldsboro, is deeply bereaved. The 
younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben King, who have 
long been pillars of the Church, Mrs. Underwood spent her 
entire life under the influences of St. Stephen's. Here 
she was baptized, confirmed and married, and on May 30 
an immense congregation gathered to mourn her untimely 
taking away. Mrs. ITnderwood and her husband have 
long been members of the Church choir, her sister Mrs. 
Robert Parrott being the beloved organist, her father 
Junior Warden of the Parish, and her mother an officer 
of the Guild. She had two beautiful and lovely children, 
Hamilton and Kathrine, aged respectively five and three 
years. Her amiability and sweetness of character endear- 
ed her to the whole community, and her loss to family. 
Church' and neighborhood is irreparable. Every member 
of this wide circle can thank God for her pecious memory, 
and for her entrance into the inheritance of the S'aints 
in light. Peace be unto her, now and forever W. O. C. 


As we gather at our Annual Meeting the sense of our 
great loss, in the death of our dear Miss .Julia Emery, our 
wise and efficient leader, is felt more keenly and we the 
members of the Woman's Auxiliary of East Carolina wish 
to give some expression of our sorrow and joy. Our sor- 
row for our loss is far surpassed by our gladness that her 
pure spirit has been released from the burden of the 
flesh before that burden became too heavy, and has enter- 
ed into the joy of her Lord Whom she served so faith- 

We miss lier glad welcome which she always gave to 
her fellow workers as she met us at Diocesan Councils or 
the larger gatherings of the Triennial when she never 
failed to recognize us the meetings were far apart. 
Her .gentleness and modesty with her devout zeal was an 
inspiration to all v/orkers, who delighted to follow one of 
her clear judgment of right things to be done, and her 
firmness in having them done. AVe believe that her pray- 
ers, sympathy and interest are with us in whatever good 
we may undertake. 

"The Living Church" reminds us that Miss Emery in a 
measure leaves three monuments to her memory. One 
is the Woman's Auxiliary itself. Another "A Century of 
Endeavor," is the history of the Missionary Society which 
she published last year. The third is the Emery Fund, 
named in honor of the three Emery Sisters, designed by 
the Woman's Auxiliary to be used for missionaries. We 
can well realize what a power such a character means 
v>-hen leaving behind such memorials, so in her closing 
words at the .Jubilee last fall, let us do her bidding "to 
make every effort with one end in view — that each day we 
live, each work we do, each word we say, may give our 
Lord and Saviour, the Master of us all, .Joy and T^ight." 
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A Sample Day at the Beau- 
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Impresshms of The Confer- 
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Many Other Interesting 
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^ul^=Hu(|U6t, 1922 

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The Mission Herald. 

Vol. XXXVI. 


No. 7-8 

Second Statement of The Diocesan Plan For 

Fall Work. 

(By the Rev. W. R. Noe) 

AIM: "Every member a worshipper, 

Every worshipper a worker. 
Every worker a giver, 
Every giver a spiritual force." 


METHOD: By Publicity and Education.. 

1. In the Mission Herald for June we informed our read- 
ers of the division of the Diocese into twelve districts 
as authorized by the Annual Council held at Uoldsboro. 
The delegates to the Council were unanimously agreed 
that this would facilitate the carrjing on of our work by 
publicity and education. They authorized, at the same 
time, the establishment of six committees in every parisii 
and mission to work under the direct supervision of the 
District Chairman. We sincerely hope that this has al- 
ready been done. Should any parish, however, have neg- 
lected to complete its local „ouimittee oiganizallon, it is 
urged to report to its designa'.ed District Chairman iiiiiii'3- 
diately that the omission may be rectified, and, if there 
is any doubt as to the pi'oper person to write, the Ji^xecii 
five Secretary will be p^east-d to straighten out the mat- 
ter. Any communication to him addressed Rev. \V. 11. Xoe, 
507 Southern Building, Wilmington, N. C, will receive 
prompt attention. 

2. Perhaps the most vital of the six important commit- 
tees is that numbered "2" — the Parish Organization Com- 
mittee — because it has charge of the organization of the 
Parish Groups. 

The importance of these groups cannot be too strongly 
stressed. They are absolutely necessary to the carrying 
out of the Church's Program. Bishop Ferris has said: "if 
I had to abolish everything in a parish but the Group Or- 
ganization, I would let everything go and keep the Group 

In a recent Conference held in New York City reports ot 
the success of the Group Meetings weie given from parish- 
es in every section of the country — North, South, East, 
West, city, urban and rural; rich and poor, large, smaU 
and scattered and in every case the Group Organization 
was admittedly the greatest contributor to the success of 
the Nation-Wide Campaign. The Conference adopted the 
following resolution: 

"Resolved, That the Group 'system is the best method 
of organizing our lavmen, and will, if carefully adri'inister- 
ed, much assist both in bringing homo an appreciation oi 
their duties and rocponsibilitios and -xUo in affording many 
opportunities for service." 

In the light of tins universal testimony nc^ parish or mis- 
sion in the Diocc-se o*" East Carolina can affo-d to be with- 
out its Group Organization. 

The idea is lo divide the Parish or Mission geograpically 
into zones or districts, grouping those members living near 
each other and to conduct weel<ly neighborhood meetings 
in one of their homes. A Chairman or leader should be ap 

pointed for each gioup. Each group decides on its most 
convenient night and hour of meeting. Every meeting 
should open with -jhort devotional exercises, and the dis- 
cussion of the evening's topic 'ollows. During the si.< 
weeks — October 8th to November 19th — six subjects have 
been selected under the title "The Program Presented. 
What Shall We Do With It'" A booklet will he publisheo 
b> the National Office under this title. A copy will be 
placed in the hands of each Group Leader early in Octo», 
ber. The six chapters will be — 

1. What has been done and why." 

2. "What should be dene in 1923 — D'omestic Missions'?" 

3. "What should be done in 1923 — Foreign Missions " 

<". "What should be done in the field of Religious 'Edu- 

5. "Wha^, should lie done in the realm of Christian So- 
cial S''.'" 

G. "Wi-at can this parish do to help? 

This helpful book will be supplemented by additional 
material and items of interest prepared in the Diocesan 
Office and distributed free to each leader. 

It shculci £lso be noted that he National Office will pub- 
lish two other books entitled "The Program" .md "The 
Story of the Program." The fiist will contain the Program 
presented to the General Convention and the second will 
contain general and definite information for illuminating 
and "humanizing" the Program. These books can be ob- 
tained from 281 Fourth Avenue, New York City, at nomi- 
nal cost They will be ready about October 1st. 

After the consideration oi these six topics, others may 
be selected and the meetings continued, if desired. 

Two other points may be recommended as contributing 
to successful Group Meetings: 

1. Occasionally, perhaps once a month, all the gi'oups 
should meet together, in the Parish Hall or elsewhere, and 

2. A time limit should be set for each meeting and strictly 
adhered to. 

3. We have run ahead of our story. The FIRST thing 
t(i be done after the groups have been organized, and be- 
fore the Group Meetings begin, is to arrange fo;- the PAR- 
Ife'H PROGRAM CONFERENCES to be held by the Rector 
or Missionary-in-charge between September 25th and Octo- 
ber 14th. 

These are indispensable to success, and we can refer 
to no better suggestion.s than those contained in Bulletin 
No. 12. Series of 1921, entitled 'Parish Program Confer- 
ences." Copies of this Bulletin will bo supplied on appli- 
cation from Diocesan Headquarters. 

At these Conferences the Parish or Mission should make 
out its tentative budget for the next year, showing exactly 
how large the expenses of the Church may be, and for what 
purpose the money is required. A copy of this budget ought 
to be sent to every member before the Annual Canvass 
in order that they may intelligently respond to the Church's 
needs.. There is no doubt that the people will respond 


cheerfully to any call when they know and appreciate why 
the call is made. 

i: ij'urmg the six weeks ot the special topics considered 
at the Group Meetings, it is hoped that one Sunday service, 
at least, will be held in every parish and mission, each 
Sunday., This can be accomplished, it the Chairman ot 
each District will send a lajman to all places not supplieu 
b;, the Clergy. At these Sunday services the following 
topics should torni the subject of the sermon or address: 

October liith — "The Church's Mission and Her Kespon- 

October 22nd — "Ihe Task of the Church in Missions and 
Church Extension." 

October 29i:h — "The Task of the Church in Religious 

.November 5th — "The Task of the Church in Christian 
Social Service." 

November I2th — "How are we to do this work?' 

November I9th — "Christian Stewarship. ' 

(Note: Data on the above subjects will be supplied from 
Diocesan Headquarters to all speaKers who request the 

5. it is proposed to hold District Mass Meetings in the 
12 Districts of the Diocese, and the suggestion is made 
tliat where a Parish House or other vacanc buikung is avail- 
able a supper should be given beiore tne e>eaiiig iueetuigs. 

fhese Mass Meetings will be addressed by the Execu- 
tive Secretary who will present "The Diocesan liequire- 
ments to successfully complete the first triennium of the 
Nation-Wide Campaign's Work." The Chairman of each 
District will speak on ""What is required of our District. 
The Layman of each District wiJl speak on 'What our 
laymen should do to complete our success.' And nnaiiv, 
the Bishop will "Appeal tor United Effort on behali ot the 
General Church." 

The schedule of the Mass Meetings is as follows: 

1. Kinston, N. C, Tuesday, October ITili. 

Meeting of District Chairmen, St. Mary's Parish House, 

2:3U to 4:30. 
St. Augustine's Church, 5:00 P. M. 
St. Mary's Church 8:00 P. M. 
Speakers: Bishop Darst, Rev. F. J. H. Coffin, Rev. W. 

R, Noe, Mr. G. V. Cowper. 

2. Greenville, N. C, Wednesday, October 18th. 

St. Andrew's Church— 5:00 P. M. 
St. Paul's Church— 8:00 P. M. 

S'peakers: Bishop Darst, Rev. A. C. D. Noe, Rev. W. R. 
Noe, Mr. H. A. White. 

3. Goldsboro, N. C, Thursday, October 19tii. 

St. Andrew's Church— 5:00 P. M. 
St. Stephen's Church— 8; 00 P. M. 

Speakers: Bishop Darst, Rev. A. R. Parshley, Rev. W. 
R. Noe, Mr. George C . Royall. 

4. Fayetteville, N. C, Friday, October 20th. 
St. .Joseph's Church— 5:00 P. M. 

St. John's Church— 8:00 P. M. 

Speakers: Bishop Darst, Rev. Thomas F. Opie, Rev. 
W. R. Noe, Mr. John R. Tolar, Jr., 

5. Wilmington, N. C, Tuesday, October 24tli. 

St. Mark's Church— 5:00 P. M. 
St. John's Parish House— 8:00 P. M. 
S'peakers: Bishop Darst, Rev. Alexander Miller, Rev. 
W. R. Noe, Mr. W. D. MacMillan, Jr. 

6. New Bern, N. C, Wednesday, October 25th. 

St. Cyprian's Church— 5:00 P. M. 
Christ Church— 8:00 P. M. 

Speakers: Bishop Darst, Rev. D. G. MacKinnon, S.T. 
D., Rev. W. R. Noe, Mr. E. K. Bishop. 

7. Washington, N. C, Thursday, October 26tb. 

St. Paul's Church— 5:00 P. M 

St. Peters Church— 8:00 P. M. 

Speakers: Bishop Darst, liev. Stephen Gardner, Rev. 

VV. R. Noe, Mr. John G. Bragaw. Jr. 

8 iielhaven, N. C, Friday, October 27th. 
;5t. Marys Church— 5:00 P. M. 
fct. James Church— 8:00 P. M. 

Speakers: Bishop Dars*., Rev. J N. Bynum, liev. VV. 
K. Noe, Mr. John Tooly. 

y. 1-iy mouth, N. C.,- Monday, October 30th. 
Grace Church, Plymoutli — 3:00 P. M. 
(..hurch 01 Aavent, Williamston — 8.00 P. M. 
topeakers: Bishop Darst, Rev. Theodore Partrick, Jr., 
Kev. VV . R. Noe, Mr. H. G.. Walker. 

10. Elizabeth City, N. C, T\iesday, October 31st. 

i-iolv Trinity, Herttord— 3:00 P. JVl. 
Christ Church, Elizabeth City — 8:00 P. M. 
SpeaKers: Bisnop Darst, Rev. R. B. Drane, D.U, Rev 
v\ \ R. Noe, iVlr. W. G. Gaither. 

11. V\ inion, N. C, Wednesday, November 1st. 
tex. Peter's Church, Sunbury — 11:00 A. M. 
.St. Mary's Cnurch, Gatesville — 3:00 P. M. 
bt. John's Church, Winton— 8:00 P. M. 

Speakers: Bishop Darst, Rev. John D. Saunders, Rev. 
VV. R. Noe, Mr. Martin Kellogg. 

12. Windsor, N. C, Thursday, November 2nd. 
Giace (jliurch, Woodville — 11:00 A. M., 
St. Thomas' Chuich, Windsor — 8.00 P. M. 
S'peakers: Bishop Darst, Rev. John L. Saunders, Rev. 

VV. R. Noe, Mr. E. S. Askew. 

The District Chairmen are requested to arrange a li'ield 
Day, with picnic dinner, for all parishes and missions not 
covered by the above schedule, providing speakers and giv- 
ing ample publicity to the same. These Field Days should 
be held beiore November 19th. 

0. INTENSilVE WEEK— November 20th to 25th. 

During this week we hope every clergyman will celebrate 
the Hoiy Communion each morning and that all the mem- 
bers will communicate. In the evening, services of an in- 
spirational nature slionld be held and on Wednesday night 
all Groups should gather for prayer. It will be a wonder- 
fully helpful and encouraging factor in our work to know 
t};at all our people aie on their knees at the Throne of 
Grace this Wednesday night, asking (iod's blessing on our 


It is necessary tliat an Every Member Canvass should 
be held each year. This should be completed this year in 
the interval between November 12th and 25th. There will 
be no difficulty about this, if e"\er3' member has received 
a copy ct the proposed budget, and is informed of the 
needs of the Church. On Sunday, November 26th, which is 
"Stir-up Sunday'' the results of the Canvass should be an- 
nounced, and any persons missed be found. The Finai 
Report should be returned to Diocesan Headquarters by 
December 1st. 

8. Then after the Canvass is over and out of the way 
we can the better prepare our plans to carry on and ex- 
tend cur purely spiritual work. We want to see our 
Churches growing from "strength to strengtii" with more 
Baptisms, more Confirmations, more recruits and the minis- 
try and for life service in the work of the Master, more In- 
tercessors daily offering the incense of pra\ er ro tlie throne 
of the All-Highest. Money is needeii in carrying on the 
Church's Mission, but all the money in the world will not 
compensate us if we lose sight of these spiritual objec- 

Speaking from personal knowledge, there is not a Clergy- in the whole Diocese who is not ready co respond 
ti^ the call to hold a Preaching Mission whenever it can be 


nrranged, and who is not anxio is to wee the Church's bor- 
ders strengthened and exi9rKU:fi. We want our faithful 
lay-readers and lay-workers to i;:? morn faithful still We 
v.snt all our people to realize that the "fielda are white 
unto harvest.", and that there is something for every one 
ro do. 

God grant tha twe ma\ not only pray, "Lor^I, what would- 
est Thou have me to do?", hut when He shov\s us what we 
ought to do we may have grace and power to do it. 


How Work and Play Was So Delightfully Interspersed at 
The Conference. 

(By The Rev. J. E. W. Cook.) 

At 7:30 a. m.. Morning Prayer was held in the Church. 
Mr. S. E. Matthews, a Seminary student from Winton, N. 
C, assisting the Rev. T. N. Brincefield. 

At 9:00 a. m., the Rev. A. R. Parshley opened with pray- 
er in session on "Discussion Groups", led by Mr. Avery of 
Hampton Institute. It was a most interesting and prac- 
tical session, in which a general discussion took place on 
the subject, "What the Parish can do in the field of Chris- 
tian S'ocial Service." 

At 10:30, Mrs. A. M. Waddell visualized the Council of 
the Church Service League. She called on the Rev. F. .1. 
H. Coffin, of Kinston, to state what had been done in his 
Parish, and Mr. Coffin made one of the best reports heard 
at this Conference. He has organized his people in the five 
realms of service for the three great objects. Religious Edu- 
cation. Social Service, and Church Extension on Missions. 

Mrs. Waddell advocated Parishes sending thoughtful 
persons to Summer Schools. The expense would come 
back in four-fold efficiency. 

Fear was expressed lest the Woman's Auxiliary would 
be lost In the League. The Auxiliary is the only authorized 
Auxiliary to the Presiding Bishop and Council. Bishop 
Darst suggested that a confederation of interests would be 
preferable at this time than an organization. 

At 11:30 a. m.. Rev. W. H. Wheeler conducted a model 
class on "Do the Young People need the Church?" "Does 
the Church need the Young People?" The Revs. Alexander 
Miller, A. R. Parshley, T., F. Opie, A. C. D. Noe, and Wal- 
ter B. Clarke took part in the discussion. 

On the subject. "What should be the aim of the Y. P 
S. L.?" Revs. J. B. Gibble, .Tames E. W. Cook, R. B. Drane, 
D.D., W. R. Noe and Bishop Darst spoke. 

At 12:20 p. m.. Rev. W. H. Milton^ D.D., staged a repre- 
sentative of the Even- Member Canvass. The dramatis 
personae was as follows: 

Brown — A successful, business man who deplores senti 
mentation — Rev. A. C. D. Noe. 

Miss .Tones — A Society T^eader and gushing sentiment- 
alist—Mrs. A. M. Waddell. 

S'mith— Lawyer who doesn't believe in missions — Rev. 
A. R. Parshley. 

Green — Prominent vestryman who is opposed to change — 
Rev. Thos. F. Opie. 


Mr. J. B. Cookie — Loyal but ignorant of facts_ and devoid 
of tact — Rev. James E. W. Cook. 

Mr. Wiseacre — Lawyer and Enthusiastic Supporter of 
Missions — Rev. W. H. Milton, D.D. 

A caste like this in every Parish would be a clean-cut 
example of how the Canvass should not and should be 
conducted. It evoked much fun and wit, and would make a 
fine evening's entertainment anywhere: giving, at the same 
time, truths that would be long remembered. 

At the conclusion of the classrwork. Rev. James E. W. 
Cook proposed a vote of thanks to Drs. Lay and Milton, 
Rev.. W. H. Wheeler, Rey. Mr. Wood, Mr. Arey, Mrs. Geof- 

frey and Mrs. Waddell. Rev. R. B. Drane^ D.D.., seconded, 
and it was unanimously carried. 

Rev. Geo. W. Day, D.C.L., responded. 

During the afternoon a boat-ride over the Bar was much 

After supper. Bishop Darst spoke feelingly of the very 
fine way that the officials of St. Paul's School had enter- 
tained the Conference. He felt quite sure that the School 
had made many friends in the Diocese, and future support- 
ers; and announced the gift already of a $1.50 scholarship 
to be known as the Cabot Thank Offering Scholarship. 

Rev. A.. C. D. Noe then acted as toastmaster. He called 
on the Rev. R. B. Drane and the Rev. Dr. W. H. Milton, 
both of whom responded with gracious and eloquent speech- 
es. "Alphabet Noe" as a toastmaster is one of the richest 
in art and humor you ever heard. 

The Rev. James E. W. Cook, when called on, responded 
by reading the following paragraph which, he says, was 
omitted from H. G. Wells' "Outlines of History": — 

"In the Aery days of Noe and his brothers, of whom 
jou can read in St. Matthew's gospel — when Parshley grew 
wild in the Brincefield and Part-ricks of different Heyes 
just apjieared above the receding waters; — ages before 
Milton had learned to Gibble or gabble; when the rocks of 
which Hugh Miller wrote were yet young — it was determ- 
ined to dig a Drane through the land which Lay around 

Wheeler digged the ditch, and discovered a Coffin made 
of Wood, which made Cox exclaim "Lord" 

On being Opie-nd there was found the remains of an 
ancient antediluvian skeleton. 

I'll be Darst hanged if I know how old the Boogher was! 
He was all falling to pieces; so they decided to Bynum up, 
and called on Father Clarke to read the Burial Service be- 
fore reinterment. He, (Clarke, not the corpse), Waddell- 
ed considerably in the service, so they paid him with a 

Immediately after this recitation the Conference Singing 
Chib sang their original piece — the product of several bril- 
liant minds: 

To St. Paul's School, both young and old, 
We raise our song in accents bold. 
We're going now, we're sad to say. 
And leave you all to Doctor Lay 
We've had a week of work and fun. 
Thank Mrs. Geoffrey and Appleson; 
And when we're many miles away. 
We'll think upon this happy day. 

Sung to the tune of "Maryland, my Maryland'' this song 
brought down the house. But the encore they rendered 
immortalized the crowd: 

"Why skip ye so, ye little hills? 

Why skip ye so? Why skip? Why skip?" 

"All because we're glad to see 

His grace the Lord Biishop, Bishop." 

Why hop ye so, ye little hills? 

Why hop ye so? Why hop? Why hop? 

"All because we're glad to see 

His grace the Lord Biishop, Bishop." 

The final meeting at 8 p. m. in the Church found a large 
C(mgregat:on. The preliminary service was read by the 
Tfevs. James E. W. Cook and Alexander Miller. 

The Bishop preached a most eloquent sermon on the 
Confession of St. Peter: "Thou art the Christ, the Son of 
the 1 iving God." No one who heard his closing appeal 
"to uplift the Christ among men" will soon forget it. 

In the cool of the evening hymns of grace and glory were 
quietly sung by the delegates till 11 p. m , then "lights out". 
.4fter an early breakfast we all caught the six-thirty train 
to return to our various parishes, enriched, strengthened, 
and encouraged to carry on the Church's Mission in East 



Statement of Amounts Paid (Including "Lenten Self-Denial", 
"Church School'', and "Thompson Orphanage'' Offer- 
ings) on Assessments for the Church's Mission — Dio 
cesan and General — (Nation-Wide Campaign) for 1922- 

Distrtct, No. 1 — Rev. D. G. MacKinnon, S.T-D., Chairman. 

Assessment AmoMnt Amount 

1922 Due to Paid to 

August 1 August 1 

lieaufort, St. Clement $ 45.00 $ 20.2.1 $ 26.52 

Beaufort, St. Paul 710.00 414.19 291.77 

Jasper, S't. Thomas SO. 00 46.67 

Morehead City, Mission 70.00 40.83 19.54 

New Bern, Christ Church... 6,480.00 3,780.00 1,552.37 

New Bern, St. Cypri:in 705.00 411.25 214.72 

Oriental, St. Thomas 40 . 00 23.31 24 . 60 

Pollocksville, Mission 60.00 35.00 7:19 

Trenton, Grace Church 270.00 157.50 40.30 

Vanceboro, St. Paul 360.00 210.00 11.84 

$8,820.00 $5,145.00 $2,188.85 
Amount Due from District to August 1st (7 

months) $5,145.00 

Amount Paid liy District to August 1st 

(7 months) 2,1S8.S5 

Or 42 per cent. 

Di-strict No. 2 — Rev. F. J. H. Coffin. Chairman. 

Grifton, SI. .lohr, $ 435.00 $253.75 % 52.76 

Kinston, St. Augustine 160.00 93.31 105.27 

Kinston. St. Mary 3,450 . 00 2,012 . 50 105 . 1 

Seven Springs, Holylnnocents 450.00 262.50 28.74 

Snow Hill, St. Barnabas 500.00 291 69 199.19 

$4,995.00 $2,913.75 $ 491.06 
Amount Due from District to August 1st (7 

months) $2,913.75 

Amount Paid by District to August 1st 

(7 Months) 491.06 

or 16 Pev Cent. 

District No. 3 — Rev. A. C. D. Noe. Chairman. 

Ayden, St .James $ 370.00 $ 215.81 $ 76.68 

Farmvil'e, Emmanuel 580.00 338.31 73.62 

Greenville, S't. Andrew ..... . 120.00 70.00 37.00 

Greenville, St. Paul 2,550 . 00 1,494 . 50 901 . 78 

Winterville. St. Luke 240.00 140,00 135.^0 

$2,258.62 $1,224.33 
Amount Due from District to August 1st (7 

Months )| $ 2,258 . 62 

Amount Paid by District to August 1st 

(7 Months) I,224v33 

Or 54 Per Cent. 

Dirtrict No. 4 — Rev. Stephen Gardner, Chairman. 

Auiora, Hc;ly Cross $ 990.00 $ 577.50 $ 138.35 

Aurora. St. .Jode 95 . 00 55 . 37 1 C . 70 

Bath St. Thomas 220.00 12S.-31 8.77 

Bonn'erton. St. John 180.00 105.00 ' 82.00 

Bunyan, St Stephen 60.00 35.00 

Chocowinity, Trinity 480.00 280.00' 

A\'ashington, St. Paul 400.00 233.31 95.17 

Kdward, Redeemer 120.00 70.00 6.00 

Washington, St. Peter 7,245.00 4,226.25 1,150.41 

Jessama, Zion 325.00 189.56 42.35 

$10,115.00 $5,900.30 $1,539.75 
Amount Due from District to August 1st (7 

Months) $5,900.31: 

Amoiint Paid by District to .August 1st 

(7 Months) $1,539.75 

Or 26 Per Cent. 

District No. 5--Rev. Joseph N. Bynum. Chairman. 

Helhaveu, St James $840.00 $490.00 $207.25 

I'.elhaven, St. Mary 290.00 169.19 .39.20 

Fail field. All Samts 50.00 29.19 25.00 

Lake Landing, S't. George. .. . 680.00 396.69 96.27 

Sladesville, St. John 70.00 40.81 4.58 

Swan Quarter, Calvary 60.00 35.00 9.00 

Veatesville, St. Matthew 150 . 00 87 , 50 34 . 34 

$2,140.00 $1,248.38 $ 415.61 
Amount Due from District to August 1st (7 

Months) • • • .$1,248.38 

Amount Paid by District to August 1st 

(7 Months) $ 415 61 

Or 32 Per Cent. 

District No. 6 — Rev. Theodore Partrick, Jr., Chairman 

Columbia, St. .Andrew $320.00 $186.69 $ 81.93 

Cresweli, St. David 840.00 490.00 419.33 

Hamilton. St. Martin 510.00 297.50 145.83 

Plymouth, Grace Church 1,170 . 00 682 . 50 202 . 43 

Roper, St. Luke 450.00 262.50 265.84 

Williamston, Advent 1,155.00 673.75 356.55 

$4,445.00 $2,592.94 $1,471.91 
.\mount Due from District to August 1st (7 

Months) $2,592.94 

Amount Paid by District to .-August 1st 

(7 Months) 1,471.91 

Or 56 Per Cent. 

District No. 7 — Rev. R. B. Drane, D.D. Chafrman. 
Elizabeth City, Christ Church$2,475.00 $144-3.75 $1590.12 
Elizabeth City, St. Philip... 100.00 60.33 29.45 

Edenton, S't. John 250.00 145.81 87.78 

Edenton. St. Paul 4,000 . 00 2333 . 31 2307 . 39 

Hertford, Holy Trinity 1,170.00 682.50 232.53 

$7,995.00 $4665.70 $4247.27 
Amount Due from District to August 1st (7 

Months) $4,665.70 

-Amount Paid by District to August 1st 

(7 Months 4,247 . 27 

or 91 Per Cent. 

District No. 8 — Rev. John L. Saunders, Chairman. 

Gatesville, St. Mary $440.00 $256.69 $113.71 

Murfreesboro, St. Barnabas.. 50.00 29.19 8.00 

Sunbury, St. Peter 110.00 64.12 6.60 

Winton. St. John 250.00 145.81 82.18 

$ 850.00 $ 495.81 $ 210.49 
Amount Due from District to August 1st (7 

Months) $495.81 

Amount Paid by District to August 1st 

(7 Months) 210.49 

Or 42 Per Cent.- 

District No. 9 — Rev. John L. Saunders, Chairman. 

Avoca, Holy Innocents $ 180.00 $ 105.00 $ 149.67 

Roxobel, St. Mark 188.00 109.69 131.46 

Windsor, St. Thomas 1,2*0.00 752.50 447.24 

Woodvilie., Gi ace Church 620 . 00 361 . 69 440 . 61 

$2,278.00 $1328.88 $1168.98 
.Amount Due from District to August 1st (7 

Months) $1,328.88 

.Amount Paid by District to August 1st 

(7 Months) 1,168.98 

Or 87 Per Cent. 

District No. 10 — Rev. A. R. Parshley, Chairman. 

Clinton, S't. Paul $610.00 $355.81 $260.00 

F'aison, St. Gabriel 80.00 46.69 25.00 

Goldsboro, St Andrew 60.00 35.00 


Goldsboro, St. Stephen 1,875.00 1,093.75 642.37 

Pikeville, Mission 50.00 29.19 

Warsaw, Calvary 100 . 00 60 . 31 12 . 65 

.^2,775.00 $1,620.75 $ 940.02 
Amount Due from District to August 1st (7 

Months ) .$1 ,620 . 75 

Amount Paid by District to August 1st 

(7 Months) 940.02 

Or 52 Per Cent. 

District No. 11 — Rev. Thomas F. Opie, Chairman. 

Fayetteville, St. -John $4,980.00 $2905.00 $2120.36 

Fa>etteville, St. Joseph 1,330.00 775.81 393.21 

Hope Milk, Christ Church.. 240.00 140.00 107.30 

Lumberton, Trinity 240.00 140.00 35.00 

Maxton, iSt. Matthew 240.00 140.00 132.89 

Red Springs, S't. Stephen 260.00 151.69 171.99 

$7,290.00 $4-252..oC $2960.7-1 
Amount Due from District to August 1st (7 

Months) $4,252.50 

Amount Paid by District to August 1st 

(7 Months) 2,960 . 75 

Or 69 Per Cent. 

District No. 12 — Rev. Alexander IVlilier, Chairman. 

Atkinson, St. Thomas $ 345.00 $201.25 $ 

Burgaw, St. Mary 140 . 00 8] . 67 90 . 45 

Northwest, .\11 Souls 220.00 128.31 41.69 

Southport, St. Philip 500.00 291.69 105.87 

Whiteville, Grace Church... 90.00 52.50 43.65 

Wilmington, Ascension 490.00 2S5.81 48.3.0 

Wilmington, Good Shepherd. 1300.00 758.31 139.15 

Wilmington, S't, James 12660.00 7385. i!0 6168.55 

Wilmington, St. John 4770.00 2782.50 1673.28 

Wilmington, St. Mark 855.00 498.75 519.84 

Wilmington, St. Paul 1905.00 1111.25 767.69 

Wrights villa, Lebanon 160.00 93.31 63.44 

$23435.00 $13670.35 $9661.94 
Amount Due from District to August 1st (7 

Months) $13,670.35 

Amount Paid by District to August 1st 

(7 Months) 9,661.94 

Or 70 Per Cent. 
Amount due from Diocese to August 1st 

( 7 Months ) $46,092 . 9X 

Amount paid by Diocese to August 1st 

(7 Months) $27,520.96 

Or 59 Per Cent. 

Executive Secretary. 
Wilmington, N. C, August 8th, 1922. 


Layman Gives Impressions of the Beaufort Conference. 

So far as 1 have the ability, I would like to jot down a 
few of the impressions I received at the Conference in Beau- 

In the first place I was much impressed with the per- 
sonnel of the ministry of East Carolina, as fine a bunch of 
old (young) men and young (old) men as I have ever met. 
Now I am not gioing to be personal in my remarks any 
more than is necessary, but I would like to mention one 
old (young) man who especially interested me, Dr. tj'rane. 
whose splendid work is so well known. Then I would like 
to mention Rev. Mr. Taj lor because of his many good 
points. Then we have one young (old) man who certainly 
does measure up to the standard. Rev. A. C. D. Noe. Now 
in mentioning just these I would not for anything disparage 

any of the others, for this article would' be too long if I 
\\ ere to mention them all and give full credit. 

Now as to the lecturers, the one that impressed me most 
was the Rev.. Mr. Wood, of New York, on Missions. He 
almost persuaded me to go to Haiti. It was a touching 
apiieal, and I wish that the whole Diocese could have heard 
it. And then we had one layman, Mr. Aery, of Hampton, 
who ought to be in the priesthood, for I observed that he 
is a Christian in the fullest sense. I must speak of Dr. 
Milton, who furnished much inspiration. As I see it, we 
could not have a successful Conference without him to in- 
spire us. Long may he live! I must not forget Mrs. Wad- 
dell, who is a success in her work. (Though I cannot for- 
get her unwillingness to subscribe more than 25 cents on 
the Every Member Canvass, which she acknowledged that 
she had found in a Church). The other speakers were all 
good in their line, but I will not be able on account of a 
lack of space to praise their work. 

I will say this, that the Conference meant much to me, 
and that while 1 lost much sleep I am still alive and re- 
member it with much pleasure. PARTRICK, SR. 


(By Rev. F. J, H. Coffin.) 

On Wednesday morning, June 21, John Wesley Heyes 
was ordained to the Diaconate by Bishop Darst in St. Paul's 
Church, A'anceboro. The Candiate was persented by the 
Rev. D. G. MacKinnon, D.D., Rector of Christ Church, New 
Bern under whose supervision Mr. Heyes has been prepar- 
ing himself for the ministry. Morning Praj er was read by 
the Rev. Thomas Brincefield of the Church of the Holy 
Cross, Aurora. The Ordination sermon was preached by 
the Rev. Francis J. H. Coffin, Rector of St. Mary's Church, 

The Church was well filled with a reverent and interested 
congiegation, many of whom liad motored long distances 
from various mission stations which Mr. Heyes has been 
serving, as a token of their affection for Mr Heyes and 
their warm interest in his ministry. 

Members of the choir of Christ Church, New Bern, added 
greatly to the beauty and impressiveness of the service. 

The visitors could not help noticing the great progress 
made by the church people of Vanceboro under the splen- 
did leadership of Mr. Heyes, and their evident appreciation 
of his work among them. The attractive appearance of the 
Church, the beautiful new Altar Cross and Communion Set, 
all attested the interest wliich his work has aroused. 

After the service all the visitors were delightfully enter- 
tained by the Vanceboro people at a dinner at which some 
fifty or sixty people were served. The Bishop, acting as 
toastmaster, called upon both guests and hosts, and finally 
upon Mr. Heyes himself. 

Mr. Heyes' talk was something in the nature of a per- 
sonal apology. He spoke with great power and forceful- 
ness, and all who heard him were deeply moved. He told of 
his years of service as a minister in the Unitarian Church; 
and, taking care in no way to seem to cast a slur at that 
sr^lendid body of people, yet told of the feeling of spiritual 
hunger and dissatisfaction he had felt through all the 
years. Gradually the feeling became more definite, and 
took the form of a yearning for the dignity of Apostolic 
Orders, and a Communion which would satisfy his grooving 
conviction of the Divinity of Him whom he has served as 
the Man of Nazareth. 

He told how firmly he seemed impelled to attend the 
PJpiscopal Church in tlie city in which he then happened 
to be — the Church of the Good Sepherd, Rocky Mount, and 
during the service the impelling call came to him to seek 
orders in this Church. 

Mr. Heyes has since that time served as a Lay Reader 
in the gToup of Missions centering around New Bern, and 
has won for himself a host of staunch supporters. 


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Plymouth, N. C. 


On account of the absence of the E'ditor from his office 
during the month of July the usual merger of the July 
and August issues of the Mission Herald was effected this 
month rather than last. This statement is made because 
a number of subscribers have written in to say that they 
had not received a paper in July. 


At the meeting of the Diocesan Council it was suggested 
that the Diocesan chairman of publicity issue an illustrated 
handbook this fall, setting forth in an attractive way the 
needs and opportunities of the Church in East Carolina, 
to be used as literature in the fall campaign. This chair- 
man, who happens to be the editor of tliis paper, has adopt- 
ed the spirit of the suggestion but will change its form, 
instead of issuing the handbook, he proposes to issue a 
special edition of the Mission Herald in September, fully 
illustrated, and containing the proposed campaign ma- 
terial. To the end ihat the issue may be as effective as 
possible, he invites your contribution, whether in the way 
of a picture or an article dealing witli some good work 
done or needing to be done. An effort will be made to put 
this issue in the hands of all the people in the Diocese. 

T. P., Jr. 


We have probably made editorial mention before this 
of the service which has been rendered the Thompson Or 
phanage by the Rev. Walter J. Smith, but we feel that we 

cannot overpraise him or his work. Mr. Smith lays down 
his rehponsibilities as ^superintendent of the orj^hanage on 
the last day of this month. On the first day of September 
the Rev. W. H. Wheeler will assume its direction. With 
the rotirement of Mr. Smith a career of singular usefulness 
and devotion will have ended. Unobtrusive, gentle and re- 
tiring in disposition. Mr. Smith has nevertheless rendererl 
the Church in North Carolina a great service. His econom- 
ical administration of the plant and the loving care which 
he has given the fatherless children has been the admira- 
tion of all who have known of his work. His own beauti- 
ful character will for many years be reflected in the lives 
of those whom he has watched over. He makes way ior a 
younger man, and perhaps for a more aggressive leadership, 
but he must lay down his task with the Consciousness that 
from both God and man there will come the commendation, 
"\\'eil done, thou good and faithful servant." T. P., Jr. 


We have felt all along that it would be increasingly dif- 
f.cult for Dr. Milton to go back in parochial work That is, 
as Dr. Milton's power of vision has become manifest to 
the whole Church, so has conviction grown that the scope 
of his leadership. should not be confined to one parish. We 
were not surprised, then, when at a recent meeting of the 
Presiding! Eishop and Council he was urged to resign his 
duties as Rector of St. James Church in order that he 
might devote all of his time to the promotion of the pro- 
gram of the whole Church. We sympathize with Dr.. Mil- 
ton's desire to get "oack into intimate touch with his people 
in Wilmington. We can appreciate the reluctance with 
which his vestry would consider his resignation. We can 
ill afford to lose his voice in the direction of affairs in East 
Carolina. But there remains the conviction that Dr. Milton 
should and will answer the call tlius made upon him. . 

T. P., Jr. 


The second statement of the plans for the work of tht 
Church in East Carolina thic fall is presented as the lead- 
ing article of the Mission Herald this month. It is an ad- 
rrJralde statement, as was the first, appearing in the June 
issue. It appears tnat the dominant note of the campaign 
this fall is to be enlightenment. AH organization is direct- 
ed to this end. There are tc be throe primary groups for 
the study of our duty and responsibility as Christian men 
and women and as members of the Episcopal Church. First 
is the group with-n the parish, a few people banded to- 
gether for piayer and study. The second is the parish, 
called together to consider the task of that Church. The 
third is the district, made up of a small number of parishes 
and missions banded together for mutual help and inspira- 
tion. If the plans of the Diocese are carried out, we will 
have a wenderfu) revival this fall, spiritual and informa- 
tional. Let every minister and every communicant study 
the plan and work together for its effectual carrying out. 

T. P., Jr. 


Mrs. S. P. Adams, of Wilmington, sends the Mission 
Herald a very attractive booklet recently issued by the 
Living Church, offering very liberal rates for that paper 
for a period of three months, covering the time of the meet- 
ing of the General Convention, with the suggestion that we 
call the attention of our readers to this. It is an excellent 
suggestion. All of the Church papers will be of special 
interest during the next six or eight weeks, and every 
Church family ought to subscribe for one, even if but for 
a short period. Write the Living Church at Milwaukee; 
The Churchman at 2 West 47th St., New York; or to the 
Southern Churchman, Richmond, Va. 





What Former Clergymen of East Carolina Af*e Doing 

'"The Force of Intercessions' is a new book written by 
the Rev. Conrad H. Goodwin^ for some months Rector of the 
Plymouth group of churches. Tlae Mission Herald expects 
to print a review of this book in the September issue. It 
is a handsomely bound volume, and reflects credit on the 
spiritual insight and scholarship of the author. 

The Rev. J..M., Robeson, former Rector of St. Stephen's 
Church, Goldsboro, and during tlie war chaplain of the 
famous thirtieth division, was given the honorary degree 
of D.D., by Hampton Sidney college at its commencement 
in June. Mr. Robeson is now Rector of one of the largest 
churches in the State of Virginia, St. Paul's, Lynchburg. 
His picture is reproduced in this issue as a member of 
Bishop Darst's class at the Seminary. 

After doing a magnificent work as Rector of the Church 
of the Good Shepherd, Raleigh, the Rev. C. A. Ashby has 
recently accepted a call to the Church of the Good Shep- 
herd, Jacksonville, Fla., one of the largest and most flour- 
ishing churches in the S'outh. Mr. Ashby was exceedingly 
popular in Raleigh, both as a Churchman and a citizen. He 
will be remembered as a former Rector of Christ Church, 
Elizabeth City. 

We clip the following Item from the Churchman. Mr. 
Parkman was formerly Rector of the Church iu Aurora: 

Christ Church Mission, the Rev. Edgar M. Parkman, vicar, 
Augusta, Ga., has enjoyed many activities this s])ring and 
summer. In May a festival was held and the pioceeils de 
voted to the debt on the vicarage-roof; late iu June the 
Woman's Guild gave an entertainment, dramatizing a se'ene 
from the Bird's Christmas Carol. Then came tl-e Church 
School picnic to Windsor Springs, eight miles from from 
Augusta. Government pamphlets are being distributed by 
Mrs. Parkman for the education of the mothers of tne com- 
munity. The vicar made a round of the church families 
before leaving for his vacation and called on all of the mem- 
bers of the mission. Mr. Parkman with his family is spend- 
ing five weeks at the Clergy House, Salu la, N. C. 


Made Deacon in Christ Church, CresweM, In Presence of 
Large Congregation. 

On Sunday, August 6th, Mr. Charles Edward Williams, 
who finished at the Virginia Seminary in June, was ordain- 
ed to the diaconate by the Right Rev. Thos. C. D'arst in 
Christ Church, Creswell. A large congregation made up of 

e'hurch people from Creswell, Columbia, Roper, and Ply- 
mouth were present. 

1 he Rev. 'J'lieodore Partrick, Jr., read Morning Prayer 
.,t ten o'cloCK, and at eieven o'clock the ordination service 
\ as held. The Rev. R. B. Drane,' D.D., a member or the 
ooard 01 examining chaplains, presented the candidate to 
Jie Bishop. The Rev. Walter B. Clark read the Litany. 
'i Ue Rev. J. N. Bynum read the Epistle, and Mr. Partrick 
assisted the Bishop in administering the sacrament of the 
Holy Communion. Bishop Darst preached the ordination 
sermon, a very powerful one, and gave the charge to the 

Mr. Williams is a native of Florida, but for the past two 
;, ears has been a candidate for the ministry under Bishop 
Darst. He will be minister in charge of Christ Church, 
Creswell, and St. Andrew's, Columbia, during the i)eriod 
of his diaconate. He will make his home in Creswell, and 
has been cordially welcomed. 

Personal Items. 

The Rev. and Mrs. George Frank Hill, of Elizabeth City, 
are to be congratulated on the acquisition of a son, George 
Frank, Jr., who came to their home in June. 

Dr. A. C. Tabeau, a candidate for the ministry from East 
Carolina and one of the most popular students at the V'ir- 
ginia, Seminary, is practicing medicine at Hendersonville 
this summer. He will return to the Seminary in Septem- 

The Rev. J. E. W. Cook, iu charge of the churches in the 
Wilmington archdeaconry, is spending the month of August 
in Kiuston, where he is taking the services at St. Mary's 
during the absence of the Rev. Mr. Coffin. 

The Rev. A. R. Parshley is spending his vacation this 
month in Southport. He takes the services at St. Philip's, 
but is otherwise engaged in fishing and resting. Mr.. Harrel 
J. Lewis, who spent June and July in Southport, is supply- 
ing for Mr. Parshley in St. Paul's, Clinton. 

The Rev. W. R. Noe, Executive Secretary of East Carolina 
has recently declined a call to a like position in the Dio- 
cese of Kentucky. The call was doubtless based on the re- 
markable success which Mr. Noe has made of his position 
in East Carolina. Mr. Noe's declination will give great 
pleasure everywhere in the Diocese. 

A sermon which was preached by the Rev. F. J. H. Coffin, 
Rector of St. Mary's Church, Kinston, has received wide- 
spread publicity. It was a sermon on the Jewish contribu- 
tion to Christianity.. It was quoted with approval in a 
number of national Jewish papers and magazines. 

News that the Rev. Thos. F. Opie has declined the call 
recently extended him to become Rector of the Church of 
the Holy Comforter, Burlington, will be received with pleas- 
ure iu the Diocese. 

The Rev. J. E. W. Cook, an enthusiastic Kiwanian of Wil- 
mington, recently took part in a baseball game played 
between the Kiwanian teams of Wilmington and Goldsboro, 
in the latter city. 

We note with pleasure that all of the clerical and lay 
deputies elected by East Carolina were able to attend the 
General Convention, which meets in Portland, Oregon, next 
month. All of the deputies, both men and women, left 
for Portland early in order to take a number of side trips. 
Bishop Darst left early to attend an advance meeting of the 
House of Bishops, which convenes August 30th. 



"O live ye by the Kalendar, 
And with the good ye dwell; 
The Spirit that came down on them, 
Will Lighten you as well." — Bishop Coxe. 

August 20 — Tenth Sunday atter Trinity 
24 — S. Bartholomew 
27 — Eleventh Sunday atter Trinity 

3 — Twelfth Sunday after Trinity. 
10 — Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity 
17 — Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity 
21— S. Matthew 



The Bishop's Letter. 

At the risk of giving some news that may appear a little 
ancient, I will first give a brief account of my activities 
during the month of June. 

On Sunday, June the fourth, I preached in Christ Church, 
New Bei n, morning and evening and at St. Thomas" Church, 
Jasper, in the afternoon. Confirming seven persons at the 
morning service 

On Tuesday, the sixth, I had the privilege of preaching 
the sermon at the Annual Memorial service in Old St. 
Luke's Church, Isle of Wight County, Virginia. This beautiful 
old church was built in 1632 and restored several years ago. 

On Thursday, the eighth, I celebrated Holy Communion 
in the Chapel of the Theological Seminary of Virginia at 
7:30 a. m., and late in the day attended the twentieth re- 
union of my class. Of the sixteen original members three 
have died, three were unable to attend and< ten were pres- 
ent at the reunion. 

On Friday, the ninth, I took part in the Ordination ser- 
vices in the Seminary Chapel. 

On Sunday, the eleventh, at 11 a. m., I instituted the 
Rev. James Reginald Mallett as rector of St. John's, Wil- 
mington, and preached the sermon. Mr. Mallett has a won- 
derful opportunity for the finest kind of service in that 
splendid parish, and we believe that he will make his life 
and ministry count for much in that fruitful field. 

On the night of the eleventh, I preached and Confirmed 
ten persons presented by the Rector, Rev. John B. Gibble, 
in the Church of the Good Shepherd, Wilmington. 

From the thirteenth to the sixteenth inclusive, I was 
in attendance upon the Conference in St.. Paul's, Beaufort, 
and found same exceedingly helpful and stimulating. 

On S'unday, the eighteenth at 11 a. m., 1 preached and 
celebrated Holy Communion in Holy Innocents Church, 
Lenoir County. 

After this service a picnic dinner was served on the 
grounds which was "enjoyed by all." 

At three o'clock we re-assembled in the Church and 
heard an interesting address on Missions in China from our 
own missionary Miss Venetia Cox, of the Hankow District. 
''J'he rector of Holy Innocents, Rev. Howard Alligood, made 
the closing address. 

On that night 1 preached and Confirmed fourteen persons, 
presented by the rector, Rev. F. J. H. Coffin in St. Mary's 
Church, Kinston. 

On Thursday, the twenty-second, accompanied by the 
Lay Missionary in charge, I went to Trenton where I 
preached and celebrated Holy Communion in Grace Church 
that night. 

On Friday, the twenty-third, in St. Paul's Church, Vance- 
boro, I ordained Mr. John Wesley Heyes to the Diaconate. 
The excellent ordination sermon was preached by the Rev, 
F. J. H. Coffin, rector of St. Mary's Church, Kinston, and 
the candidate was presented by the President of the Dio- 
cesan Board of Examiners, Rev. D. G. MacKinnon, S.T.D., 
rector of Christ Church, New Bern. 

Rev. T. N. Briucefield, rector of the Church of the Holy 
Cross^ Aurora, was present and took part in the service. 

After the service a bountiful dinner was served. 

Mr. Heyes, who has been doing missionary work around 
New Bern for the past year and a half, will enter the Vir- 
ginia Seminary for a special course this fall. 

On the night of the twenty-third, I preached in St. 
Thomas' Church, Oriental.. 

On Sunday, the twenty-fifth, I preached and Confirmed 
one person, presented by the Rev. J. E. W. Cook in Calvary 
('hurch, Warsaw. 

On Tuesday, the twenty-seventh, I preached. Confirmed 
one person presented by the Rev. J. E'. W. Cook and cele- 
brated Holy Communion in Grace Church, Whiteville. 

On Thursday, the twenty-ninth, I preached and Confirm- 
ed seven persons, presented by the rector. Rev. John W. 
Herritage, D.D., in St. Joseph's Church, Fayetteville. 

On Sunday, July second, I preached in the Union Chapel 
at Wrightsville Beach. 

On Sunday, July ninth, I preached in the ChuTch of the 
Ascension, Wilmington. 

On S'unday, the eleventh, I attended a meeting of the 
Nation-Wide Campaign Department in New York, and on 
tlie following day I attended an interesting meeting of the 
Presiding Bishop and Council. 

On Friday, the twenty-first, I preached in St.. Mary's 
Church, Burgaw. 

On Sunday, the twenty-third, I baptized four children. 
Confirmed six persons, preached and celebrated Holy Com- 
munion in St. Philip's Church, Southport. Mr. Harrell J. 
Lewis, one of our East Carolina Ministerial students, is in 
charge of the work in Southport this summer. 

On Thursday, the twenty-seventh, I preached and Con- 
firmed five persons, presented by the student in charge, 
Mr. George F. Cameron, in Trinity Church, Lumberton. 

Mr. Cameron, who is one of our Bast Carolina students at 
the Theological S'eminary of Virginia is in charge of Christ 
Church, Hope Mills, and Trinity, Lumberton, during his 
.-summer vacation. 

On Sunday, the thirtieth. I baptized four children, preach- 
ed. Confirmed twelve persons, presented by the Rev. W. H. 
Wheeler and celebrated Holy Communion in Lebanon 
Chaijel, Wrightsville Sound. A splendid lot on the shell 
road near Wrightsville Sound lias recently been presented 
■to the Trustees of the Diocese by a generous Church woman 
of Wilmington, and it is hoped to build an attractive 
Church on same in the near future, as the present build- 
ing is not easily accessible to the people of the rapidly 
growing community near Wrightsville Sound. 

I am looking forward with much pleasure to my visit to 
Creswell on the first Sunday in August, at which time 1 
am to ordain Mr. Charles E. Williams to the Diaconate. 

If all goes well, I will start for Portland, Oregon, on the 
eighteenth of August, going by St, Louis, St. Paul, and 
through the Canadian Rockies to Vancouver, thence by 
boat to Seattle and rail to Portland. 

The House of Bishops will meet for a S'pecial Session on 
August thirtieth, and the General Convention proper will 
meet on September sixth. The General Convention will 
be in session until about the twenty-third of September, 
so it looks now as if I will have to be away from the Dio- 
cese for at least six weeks, — during which time, it will be 
somewhat difficult to keep in very close touch with my 

If any matters demanding my attention should arise dur- 
ing my absence, please address me care of House of Bish- 
op's Municipal Auditorium, Portland, Oregon. 

We are looking forward to a great and helpful Conven- 
tion, and I trust that the Church people of East Carolina, 
in their private and public devotion, will pray that we may 
be guided in all of our deliberations by the Holy Spirit. 

Faithfully, Your friend and Bishop, 





Dear Friends: May I call your attention to the new Or- 
ganization and Program of our Diocese? Full particulars 
of the various readjustments and changes are to be found 
in the June number of the "Mission Herald" and in this 

Each member of the Church in East Carolina has a part 
in this Program. Not a change has been made that was 
not authorized by the representatives of the several parish- 
es and missions at the Annual Council at Goldsboro. Your 
hearty co-operation in supporting the Program and put- 
ting it to a successful conclusion is desired. 

One important fact must be evident to every member of 
the Church in this Diocese.. As far as the Diocese of East 
Carolina is concerned there is to be no relaxation of our 
efforts to extend the Kingdom of God. No call for retrench- 
ment, no appeal to retreat, no invitation to rest satisfied 
with our past success and the proud distinction our Dio- 
cese has attained, can swerve us from our resolve to "Carry 
On" the work. We have carried our standard into the 
front ranks of the Church. It must be carried farther and 
to still loftier heights. Having put our hand to the plough, 
we will not turn back. 

Filled with this spirit of determination to win the Dio- 
cese for Christ, let us not omit any duty or shirk any task 
for its accomplishment. Let us clean up the outstanding 
liabilities of the present year. You know whether you have 
done your part, whether you have met your obligations or 
not. We ask you not to wait until a Committee has been 
appointed to see you; save time by going to the Treasurer 
of your Church. In several cases the apportionment is 
larger than the amount pledged. The reason is, as was 
fully explained at the Council at Goldsboro, we could not 
continue our work on the pledges only. It may be neces- 
sary for you to give more than you first pledged, but we 
feel sure that you will make a special effort to do this. Your 
representatives at the Council accepted these apportion- 
ments rather than curtailment. They knew that the peo- 
ple at home would do the same, if they understood condi- 

Let us make a determined effort to pay up the indebted- 
ness of the present year at the earliest moment, and then, 
with courageous hearts and willing hands, let us face the 
Bast of the greater, better day that is to come. 

Wishing you every blessing and joy in service, I am, 
Very sincerely, 

Executive Secretary. 



Responding to a query from the Editor of the Southern 
Churchman, Bishop Darst submitted the following answer; 

In my opinion the most important matter to come before 
the General Convention this fall is the General Church 
Program for the next Triennium to be presented by the 
Presiding Bishop and Council. 

This program deals with Diocesan, national and world- 
wide obligations and opportunities. It sets before the 
Church its whole task. It has made indefinite hopes very 
real responsibilities and introduced us to the need for ser- 
vice on "Main Street" as well as Hankow. 

It constitutes a challenge to our faith, our loyalty and 
our love. 

Its acceptance will mean a forward movement with God 
toward the creation of a better world. Its rejection or 
modification will mean the lowering of standard and the 
loss of power. 

A weary, soul-sick people are looking to the Church for 
some answer to their problems, for some light to guide 
them out of chaos into some measure of peace. 

Those questions can not be answered by presenting an 

enriched Prayer Book, important as the matter may be, to 
a little body of Episcopalians. They can be answered by 
presenting, with fresh zeal and renewed power^ the Living 
Christ to all men. THOiS. C. DARST. 


Those paying one dollar: Mrs. C. A. Whitehead, Mrs. E. 
S. Askew, Mrs. J. G. Staton, Mrs. T. H., Jennette, Mrs. W. 
H. Winstead, T. D. Meares, Mrs. George S'poolman, Mrs. 
W. M. Russ, Mrs. T. B. Kingsbury. S. W. Tillinghast, Mrs. 
M. B. Smith, Mrs. M. D. Towe, Mrs. Jane McCloud, Rev. E. 
X. Joyner, James Y. Bonner, Mrs. E. R. Outlaw, Mrs. E. 
Strudwick, Miss Josephine Whitney, Mrs. O. G. Calhoun, 
Mrs. Heriot Clarkson, T. W. Mewborn, Mrs. Mary Hinsdale, 
Rev. Archer Boogher, Miss Bessie V. Barnes, Mrs. Jno. D. 
Bellamy. H. A. White, Mrs. R. W. Smith, J. D. Catling, Jr., 
Mrs. W. H. Williams, Mrs. J. P. Davenport^ John Harvey, 
Mrs. A. P. McClammy, Mrs. J. M. Pool, Mrs. G. R. Little, 
Mrs. C. W. Melick, Mrs. J. P. Overman, Miss Dita Roberts, 
Mrs. Donald McRae, Miss Lucile Murchison, Mrs. P. L. 
E^ridgers, Miss Caroline Meares, R. L. Carr, Miss J. Louise 
Parker, B. R. Huske, Mrs. M. E. Price, W. W. Griffin, Mrs. 
O. H. Guion, Rev. J. W. Heyes, Mrs. W. E. Mawborn, E. G. 
Joyner, Mrs. J. N. Pruden, Mrs. Richard Green, Mrs. T. W. 
Blount, H. C. Hines, Mrs. Thos. Harvey, Sr., Rev. B. M. 
Lackey, Mrs. J. E. Blount, Mrs. J. J. McNamara, Mrs. C. H. 
Robinson, Mrs. E. B. Cox, C. E. Kramer, Mrs. E. H. Mea- 
dows, Mrs. J. C. Cherry. Miss S. E. Russell, Miss Fannie 
Bryan, Mrs. T. D. Davis, Mrs. J. B. Pollock, J. -E. F. Hicks, 
Mrs. W. L. Laughinghouse, A. D. Mizell, Dr. Geo S Attmore, 
Miss Louise Norfleet, Mrs Samuel Morrill, N. Henry Moore, 
Miss S'allie Price. Total $74.00. 

Those paying more than one dolalr: Mrs. C. E. Hales 
$2; Mrs. A. D. Parrott $3; H. M. Stilley $2; Mrs. T. M. 
Emerson $2; Mrs. F. M. Grice $2; Winfleld Worth $2; J. P. 
Greenlief $1.50; Mrs. M. L. Brooks $2; Mrs. Sidney McMul- 
lan $2; Miss Carrie Coke $1.60; .L G. Bragaw, Jr., $3; Mrs. 
F. S. Jarvis $1.25; Mrs. W. P. Harrell $2; Mrs. W. L. Holt 
$2; Mrs. Junius Davis $2; J. K. Hoyt $2; E. A. Johnson $2; 
W. A. Tillinghast $3; Mrs. F. B. Gault $2; Mrs. T. G. Skin- 
ner $2; Rev. G. F. Hill $2; Mrs. R. H.. McKoy $3; J. B. 
Fowle $2; Mrs. W. W. Mason $1.25; Miss Theresa Agostine 
$2; Mrs. T. G. Basnlght $2; Miss Bessie Ireland $2; Mrs. 
Chas. T. Windley $3; Mrs. W. M. Clover $2; W. C. Mew- 
born $2; Mrs. C. W. Broadfoot $3. Grand Total $139.60. 


On the last Wednesday in June an enjoyable Church 
Social, for the members of St. Stephen's, Red Springs, was 
held in the spacious home of Mrs. Allie Brown Williams. 
Music and refreshments of ice cream and cake were en- 
joyed and the informal social was declared a decided 
success. It is expected that this will be made a monthly 
feature in the Church's social life. A series of humorous 
conundrums written out on a black-board was a feature 
which caused considerable amusement. Two prizes were 
awarded to those answering correctly the largest number 
of conundrums. 

St. Stephen's passed the half-year period with all obliga- 
tions to date fully met, including the N. W. C. quota. A 
parish conference was held on June 21st, following the 
conference at Beaufort. 

Mr. Opie has declined the recent call to the Holy Com- 
forter, Burlington, to remain in this field. He has been 
granted leave for August and September to have charge of 
the church at Blowing Rock for those two months. 

Mr. Thomas D. Meares, Diocesan treasurer, spent some 
time this summer in the State of California. During his 
absence his duties were performed by his son, Mr. Richard 





The week of July 9th found the Rev. W. R. Noe, Execu- 
tive Secretary of the Diocese, at Belhaven where he began 
his schedule of visits to the points in the 5th Division of 
the Diocese to prepare for the fall work of the Churches 
Program. From Belhaven he went to Yeatesville, Slades- 
ville, Lake Landing, Fairfield and Swan Quarter, informing 
the Congregations of the Churches Program and organizing 
them as far as necessary at this time for the work they 
will be asked to do. Enthusiastic congregations gathered 
at all these points except Swan Quarter where rain inter- 
fered. We trust that with this good start these congrega- 
tions will measure up well at the close of the Campaign in 
December. ,J. N. B . 


A New Name Suggested For System of Organization. 

In pursuance of action of the Diocesan Council for enlist- 
ing every member of every congregation for the whole work 
of the Church, a meeting of the congregation was called 
Wednesday night, June 28th, to consider the plan and to 
oiganize for its execution. 

Time limit was reached before satisfactory action could 
be taken: it was voted to hold an adjourned meeting, and 
every one present was appointed a committee to secure a 
full attendance. 

On July ,5th there was a good representation present and 
the subject was resumed, with these results: 

Chairman of the six committees proposed by the Council 
were appointed, namely Publicity. Parish Organization, 
Literature, Conferences, Posters and Display Literature, 
and Woman's Work. And it was provided that these Chair- 
men, in a meeting, should appoint assistants on their Com- 

Because of the lateness of the season, it was thought in- 
expedient to undertake the separate Group Discussion work 
before the Fall of the year; and the Rector was requested 
tr) treat of the Group Programme subject, "The Task of the 
Church," at the Wednesday night Services during July. 
It is purposed to have the congregation divided into the 
Grouiis for considering the subjects submitted by "The 
Presidin,g Bishop and Council," after the Genera] Conven- 
tion. It does not appear but that St. Paul's, Edenton, will 
maintain the stand which it held in the first triennial cam- 
paign for the Church's Work; for which it has received not 
a few complimentary expressions of appreciation from the 
Bishop and the brethren. 

Probably more persons than the writer of this has felt the 
need of a good name for the system of organization recom- 
mended for our Diocese of East Carolina by our last Council 

In the past, we have had "The Laymen? Missionary 
Movement", and "The Nation-Wide Campaign," for exam- 
ple, and the lables were found convenient and helpful. 

How would "Parochial Organization for the Church's 
Work" serve us? It might be shortened into "Parochial 
Organization," with the other part understood, just as the 
other was shortened into "The N.-W. Campaign," leaving 
off "for the Church's Work." 

But we wish that the "Bishop and Council" would give us 
a convenient name for this thing which is to enlist every 
member of every congregation in East Carolina for The 
Master's Work, as this Church hath received the same. 



The American Bible Society prints twelve different edi^ 
tions for the blind. In English it uses four different sys- 
tems. In Arabic it uses two systems, and in Spanish, Ar- 
menian, Armeno-Turkish, .Tapanese, Korean and Siamese, 
one system each. It has been furnishing Bibles for the 
blind since 1836. 

"Twilight and evening star 
And one clear call for me! 
And may there be no moaning at the bar, 
W^hen I put out to sea." 

Answering to the Master's call, Mrs. Nathaniel Harding, 
a loyal "Daughter of the King" passed up to her God on 
the afternoon of Monday the 12th, as the shadows length- 
ened snd the night drew near. 

Many years ago Mrs. Harding organized the Annie C. 
Bra.gaw Chapter "Daughters of the King" of S'L Peter's 
Parish, she remaining its beloved President until her death. 

It is with hearts full of tears we miss from our presence 
her. who was an inspiration and bulwark of strength. 
Loyalty, Duty, Love were the keynotes of her life, no ob- 
stacle being too great for her to overcome if "For His 

As the fast coming evening of life drew near^ the Healer 
was there, leading with tenderest care this .O'augliter who 
bore her hours of suffering with beautiful uatienca, "Cross- 
ing the bar" with perfect faith that she would see her 
"Pilot face to face." MRS. W. B. MORTON, 


Washington, N. C, June 16, 1922. 



"The Saints of God; Life's voyage o'er; 
Safe landed on that blissful shore; 
No stormy tempests now they dread; 
No roaring billows lift their heads; 
O' happy saints, forever blest; 
In that calm haven of your rest. 
Entered into eternal rest, at her home in the town of 
Washington, N. C, on the 26th day of June, 1922, Mrs. 
Nathaniel Harding, relict of the late Reverend Nathaniel 
Harding, who, for forty-three years, was the beloved Rec- 
tor of St. Peter's Protestant Episcopal Church, in Wash 
ington, N. C. 

Mrs. Harding was born and reared in Washington, N. C, 
and her life was filled with zeal and energy for the good 
of her church, her parish and the community in which she 

Possessed of a clear, vigorous intellect, her conversational 
talent was of a high order, which drew around her a wide 
circle of devoted friends. She illustrated in her life the 
power of the religion of Jesus Christ to sustain the soul in 
the trials and sorrows of life. Her faith in God was strong 
and earnest, believing that He would cause all things to 
work for good to those who put their trust in Him. 

Mrs. Harding was, for many years, the President of St. 
Peter's Auxiliary, Washington, N. C, and resigned only 
to be made Diocesan President of the Auxiliary of East 
Carolna. In this latter office she served with faithfulness 
and .nbility until compelled, by ill health, to resign. 

Miss Rena. as she was loving called by the members of 
the .\uxiliary, was always our leader and friend, and her 
advice was sou.ght at all times when direction was needed 
to decide questions of doubt. We, as members, feel that 
her loss is irreparable; that her place can never be filled. 
Those who watched over her with such un-ceasing love 
and tenderness may rest in the assurance that she has 

"To that fair land, upon whose strand. 
No wind of winter blows." 

Washington, N. C, July 12th, 1922. 




We are again late with our Notes, but if you knew the 
many demands that have been made upon our time lately 
you would wonder at our being on time for anything). Just 
as ve were getting ready to write our notes lor the Caro- 
lina Churchman it was quite a relief to see on the bottom 
of the last page of that paper "No paper published in Au- 
gust." Not that we are glad that the paper is not coming 
out, but we are relieved from making- up our part of 
it at this late hour^ and in this hot weather. We have seen 
no such notice in the Mission Herald, and so we presume 
it will come out as usual, and we hope our notes will get 
there in time. We usually give you the contributions from 
E'ast Carolina, but this time we are going to give you what 
came to us from the whole State We still keep in good 
financial shape, owing to the regular income from the 
Nation-Wide Campaign. 

Soon after sending off our last notes it was learned that 
the Rev. William H. Wheeler, of Wilmington, had accept- 
ed the position of Superintendent, and he expects to be 
here by the first of September, or a little before. The 
present superintendent is doing all he can to get things 
in readiness tor his coming, and wishes for him a long and 
prosperous term of office. With all of its difficult prob- 
lems, it is an interesting work, and no one can engage in it 
earnestly without loving it. 

The first child to be admitted into the Osborne Memorial 
Building was Mary Ethel Philemon, an attractive little girl 
born in Charlotte on May 11th, 1920. We have more appli 
cations for the admission of the older children than we do 
for the younger ones. A good many of our children are 
off on a vacation, and we hope to give those who are left 
behind a picnic and trolley ride. 

Mrs. Wooldridge went to Richmond to spend a month 
with her sisters, and one of them is so sick that she can- 
not leave her at present, and Miss Powell has agreed to 
come and take her place temporarily. 

Cash contributions received from June 10th to July 10th. 

Charlotter, Charlotte Drug Store, disc $ .52 

Charlotte, R. R. Beatty Co., disc .20 

Charlotte, C. P. Austin, disc 6.90 

Charlotte, Belk Bros., disc 3.10 

Charlotte, S. S.,, S't. Andrew's 19.22 

Charlotte, Jas. P. Stowe & Co., disc 1 . 87 

Charlotte, Mr. F. B. Ferris 1 . 00 

Hillsboro, "A Friend" for boys' athletic equipment 25.00 

Hillsboro "Messengers of Hope", S.T.S 12.10 

Lenoir, Ruth Bean's mother for Ruth's railroad fare 5.00 

North Carolina, Diocese of N. W. C 604.74 

North Carolina, Diocese of S. S., N. W. C 5.25 

New Bern, Mr. C. V. Scott 12.00 

Rocky Mount, Mrs. L. Orphelia 5.00 

Raleigh, Guardian of Parish Children 20.00 

Warrenton, Men's Bible Class, for Julian Pace. ... 17.40 

Wilmington, Miss Wilhemina Harlow 2 . 00 

Warrenton, Men's Bible Class for Julian Pace's 

railroad fare 5 . '^0 

Contributions in kind- Material for dress tor \nna At 
kins, St. Catherine's Guild, Hertford; dress for Dorothy 
Parish, Mrs. F. N. Poole, Weldon; 1 piece of gingham, i 
prs. stockings and spool of thread for .\nna Atkins, Miss 
Mildred Edwards, Hertford; 2 suits, 2 skins and dress 
material for Edith Pace, Mrs. Samuel Lawrence, Raleigh; 
l)ox of candy for Ellie Parish from her uncle, Mr. A. .\. 
Parish, Raleigh; 2 pictures, Miss Lillie Benson, Charlotte; 
box of clothing, pair of shoes and 3 pairs stockings for 
Ethel Pace, Y. W. A., St. John's, Fayetteville; box of cloth- 
ing, shoes, hat, etc., per Mrs. B. S. Graves, Yancey ville; 
2 picture scrap books, Girlsi Friendly Society, Duke; sev- 
eral magazines, Mrs. S. E. Hanks, Charlotte; dress, skirt 

and 4 pairs of stockings for Marjorie Helms from W. A., 
Grace Church, Weldon. 

Cash Contributions received from May 10th to June 10th. 

New Bern, Mr. C. V. Scott $ 13.00 

Snow Hill, W. A., St. Barnabas' Church, for Mar- 
garet Jeffries 4.50 

Washington, Mrs. Thomas H. Blount 5.00 

Wilmington, Miss Wilhemina Harlow 2 . 00 

Windsor, S. S., S't. Thomas' 3.67 

Total $ 28.17 

Contributions in kind: 3 pairs socks and 1 pair shoes 
for Carie Beasley, Mr. C. L. Thornton, Elizabeth City; 2 1-2 
barrels roe herring, Mr.. H. G. Wood, Edenton; copies of 
the Youth's Companion, Charles Gault, Wilmiugton; barrel 
salt fish, Mr. Julian Wood, Edenton.. 


The Impressions of The Conference On the Ministry at 
St. Paul's. 

(By George W. Darst.) 

Having been appointed as a delegate to the Conference 
from the Diocese of East Carolina 1 will endeavor to shov\ 
briefly what was accomplished. 

Never before in the annals of our church has such an 
idea been carried out. I can truly state that the Conference 
was a big success from a to z. The boys of whom there 
were nearly four hundred all joined into the spirit of the 
Conference and seemed to realize that they were there for 
a big purpose and not to cut classes and play pranks. 
L'r. Drury, the head of St. Pauls was largely responsible for 
the Conference. Dr. Ogilby, the president of Trinity Col- 
lege was also a big factor. It was through his and Dr. 
Drury's untiring efforts that the Conference was able to be 
brought about. The speakers were a select lot and were 
enjoyed by all. Bishop Wise of Kansas was the "lite ot 
the party." When he was humorous, the boys of course 
weie interested, but on the other hand when he was se- 
rious the boys were just as attentive. The other speakers 
were: Dr. Miel, Father Sills, Dr. Sturgis, Bishop Brent and 
Bishop Johnson, of Missouri. Dr. Miel started off the 
"show" with a fine talk on the two types of people. He 
compared some people with the cat and some with the dog. 
He said, "the cat loves us for what it can get out of us, 
and the dog loves us for ourselves." Dr. Sturgis' speech 
on foreign missions was fine. When he finished he could 
have signed the whole bunch up for the Figi Islands or 
oven the North Pole. The famous Bishop Brent made some 
good talks too. It is true that when "he opens his moutli 
he talks sense." Father Sills wearing his Holy Cross robes 
made a very imposing obstacle on the platform. He gave us 
a good talk and showed us that he wasn't too dignified to 
crack a few jokes. The Reverend Father was "quite the 
stuff" when attired in his golf suit. The last speaker but 
by no means the least was Bishop Johnson. If you've 
ever seen him you won't forget him as he stands about 
six feet five minus his shoes. He made a wonderful talk 
on the need of men in the ministry. The Conference was 
not all work by any means. Every afternoon the boys' 
participated in athletics or did whatever else that the\ 
wanted to. I failed to mention tire group conferences 
which were very important. Every morning after the early 
lecture classes were held each class which was about 
ten boys was under a group leader, who was a minister. 
In these we discussed such things as had been arranged 
by the Conference Committee. Much credit is due to the 
man who paid all the expenses for the Conference. He is a 
student at Harvard taking law but no one knows who he is. 



Diocesan News. 


The Ven. Frederick B. Drane, Archdc^i.;ou of the Yukon, 
returned to his work in the mission iioUl of Alaska on 
August 3rd, after spending a year on tiirlough. Mr Drane 
has been in constant demand as a preacher and speaker, 
so that it has been possible for huii to spend but a small 
part of his time with his lather, llie Rev. K. h. Drane, in 
Edenton. By his addresses and personality he has stirred 
up much entliusiasm in the Alaska 'i mission in his own 
Diocese, East Carolina, and has been \ery generous with 
us in the allotment of his time. Just before leaving for 
Alaska, Mr. Drane was presentc-.i with a large Jum of 
money by St. Paul's congregation to be used as he sees nt. 
He is appreciated nowheve more than at home. 

Attention is directed to a letter from the superintendent 
of the Thompson Orphanage, published elsewhere in this 
issue. Mr. Smith calls attention to the fact that the Os- 
borne Memorial ijuilding is now open for the care of chil- 
dien of the age ot from 1 to 4 years. Applications are in- 

St. Peter's Church, Washington, was honored early in 
June by a visit from Franklin H. Spencer, executive secre- 
tary of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew, who delivered an in- 
spiring address to the men and boys of that parish. His 
address was followed by one delivered by Mr. J. P. Green- 
lief, of Christ Church, jBlizabeth City, who spoke of the 
many accomplishments of the Brotherhood in his city. S't. 
Peter's and Christ Church have two of the most active 
chapters anywhere. 

A service for and by laymen was recently held at the 
Church of the Good Shepherd, Raleigh, at which the chief 
speaker was Hon. J.. C. B. E'hringhaus, a layman of Christ 
Church, Elizabeth City. According to the press reports of 
Mr. Ehringhaus's address, he severely arraigned the mem- 
bership of the Church for their exclusive policy and for 
their consequent loss of leadership in the State. He gave 
it as his opinion that the Church had suffered much because 
of her too close adherence to form and because of the fact 
that she had frowned too much on emotionalism. Col. 
Albert Cox, of Raleigh, read the service. 

The Rev. Alfred Taylor, who for several years has been 
Rector of the Church in Hertford, has recently resigned 
that important charge. General regret will be felt in the 
Diocese over Mr. Taylor's decision to leave. He is a mem- 
ber of the board of examining chaplains, and the dean of the 
Edenton Convocation. 

The board of managers of the Thompson Orphanage re- 
cently elected the Rev. W. H. Wheeler superintendent of 
that institution. After careful consideration Mr. Wheeler 
has accepted the election, and will take charge September 
first. Mr. Wheeler for the past two years has been assis- 
tant to the Rector of St., James's Church, Wilmington, and 
his work has given great satisfaction. His work among the 
young people was of unique importance. It was felt that 
Mr. Wheeler was a very happy choice for this most impor- 
tant post. 

At the July meeting of the Presiding Bishop and Council 
m New York the Rev. W. H. Milton, Rector of St. James' 
Church, Wilmington, presented his resignation as chairman 
of the Naton Wide Campaign Department, and asked that 
it be accepted in order that he might return to his parish. 
The Council, realizing the great value of Dr. Milton's ser- 

vice to the General Church, tried to prevail on him to with- 
draw the resignation. Finally a committee, consisting of 
the Bishops of Georgia and Virginia, were appointed to 
confer with the vestry of St. James'. This conference has 
been held, but Dr. Milton has not announced his decision 
as yet. 

An handsome Altar service book, bound in red morocco, 
has recently been presented to St. Stephen's Church, Golds- 
boro, by a class of the Church School. This class gave to 
the five circles last year, and will try to be heralds in the 
five fields this year. 


On Wednesday, June 28th, there assembled at Winterville 
lifts -one children, grand-children, and great grandchildren 
of Mrs.. Mary Smith, more familiarly known among her 
friends and kinsfolk as "Aunt Polly", to honor her blessed 
memory and to strengthen and renew those ties which bind 
her offspring together into one common family. The weath- 
er was fine, and the summer sunshine added much to the 
happy occasion. 

At eleven o'clock there was a memorial service held in 
St. Luke's Church, Winterville, the building which stands 
today as evidence of the untiring energy of Mrs. Smith. 
In the chancel were her son. Rev. Claudius F. Smith, ot 
lioanoke, Va., and two of her grandsons, Rev. W. E. Cox, 
of Richmond, Va., and Rev. Harvey A. Cox, of Wilmington. 
N. C. 

This service ended, the family and specially invited 
guests gathered in the shady grove of Dr. B. T. Cox in south 
Winterville where a most elegant lunch was served in picnic 
style. The delicious tilings which were spread upon the 
long table gave unmistakable evidence of the skill which 
Mrs. Smith's daughters and granddaughters have acquired 
as cooks. 

After lunch a group of Mrs. Smith's children ana grand- 
children held a consultation to discuss the establishment 
of a memorial fund, the interest from which to be used in 
maintaining a worthy young man in his preparation for the 
ministry. Dr. W. W. Dawson, Chairman, Grifton, N. C, 
and Rev. W. E. Cox, Richmond, Va., were appointed a com- 
mittee to take the matter in hand, formulate plans, and to 
organize the machinery for the Smith Memorial Fund. 

The day was doubly significant. It not only honored the 
memory of Mrs. Smith whose long life was spent in de- 
voted service for the Master in training the youth of her 
county and in forwarding His cause in every other possible 
way, but it was a day when personal greetings wore ex- 
tended to one of her granddaughters. Miss Venetia Cox, 
who returns to Hankow, China, July 11th, to resume her 
work as missionary. Miss Cox is widely known in Church 
circles, and the love and good wishes of her kinsfolk ami 
friends will follow her in all her labors for the Master. 

The day came to a close with the marriage of Miss Doro- 
thy Lee Johnson, a grand daughter of Mrs. Smith, to Mr, 
Robert Walter S'mithwick, of Louisburg, N. C, that evening 
in St. Luke's church, Winterville, the ceremony being per- 
formed by the bride's uncle. Rev. Claudius F. Smith. It 
was a very happy day for all who were present, and one 
that will be long remembered. 

"Frederick Carrowan, a member of St. Stephen's Church, 
Maxton, and a young man of fine character, recently died 
at his home in Maxton following a protracted illness. Mr. 
Carrowan was only 32 years of age, and unmarried. His 
death follows closely that of his mother's, who was a sub- 
ject of an appreciative sketch in the Mission Herald within 
the past year. The funeral was conducted in St. Stephen's 
Church by the Rev. T. F. Opie. The Mission Herald extends 
its sympathy to the sorrowing family. 




Clergymen of Diocese Meet to Discuss Ways and Means. 

A Diocesan program conference for clergy and laymen of 
East Carolina, held in St. Paul's school, Beaufort^ N. C, 
during the week of June 12th, was highly successful. The 
presence of national and diocesan leaders with a vision ol 
the work to be accomplished by the Church during the com- 
ing year was sufficient to insure the success of the con- 

A daily program of four hours of class room work, an early 
service, an inspirational service at St. Paul's Church in 
the evening, and the rest of the day given to recreation 
made the week a very busy and very happy one. The Rt. 
Kev. T. C. Darst, Bishop of the Diocese, and the Rev. W. 
R. Noe, Executive Secretary, had charge of the program. 
They were assisted in no small measure by the Rev. G. W. 
Lay, host of the conference. 

The following leaders discussed problems affecting the 
life of the Church: The Rev. W. H. Milton, head of the 
X. W. C. Department of the Churchy gave instruction as to 
how to give a church inspiration and knowledge of the 
Church's Mission; Mr. W. A. Aery, Publication Secretary of 
Hampton Institute, gave a number of lectures on the Dis- 
cussion Method. Mrs. A. M. Waddell lectured on Woman's 
Work. The Rev. W,. H. Wheeler, of St. James Church, 
Wilmington, lectured on young people's work. The mem- 
bers of the conference were very much Inspired by a visit 
from the Rev. L. G. Wood, of New York, who, fresh from 
a visit to Porto Rico, Haiti, and other mission fields, made 
an address of great missionary zeal and urgency. Two 
amusing but helpful features of the conference were an 
every member canvass conducted among the members of 
the conference, and a session of the Church Service League 
conducted by Mrs. Waddell, who made the clergymen as- 
sume for the time being the characteristics of their female 

Recreation features included a visit to Fort Macon^ one 
of the historic spots of the country, sailing parties, surf 
bathing, etc. 

Five inspirational services were held in St. Paul's Church. 
Addresses were made by Dr. Milton, on tlje national pro- 
gram of the Church; the Rev. G. W. Lay on Religious edu- 
ciation; the Rev. J. N. Bynum, on social service; the Rev. 
Alexander Miller, on Church Extension; and Bishop Darst 
brought the conference to a close with a sermon of great 


Addresses of Dr. Floyd Tomkins A Feature. 

(By Rev. T. F, Opie.) 

From June 5th to June 11th inclusive, St. Mary's Confer- 
ence was held in Raleigh and sixty-seven delegates were 
registered^. Others came in from day to. day. As usual, 
the Rev. W. W.. Way, rector of St. Mary's School, had made 
every arrangement possible for the comfort and pleasure 
of the visitors and a highly inspirational program was 

The Rev. Dr. Floyd Tomkins, of Philadelphia, conducted 
morning and evening devotions and his gripping and graph- 
ic discourses on the Parishes gave a background to the 
conference which could scarcely have been excelled. 

Miss Cooper, Miss Lindley and Mrs. Bonner conducted 
group conferences on special subjects and Dr. Gardner 
Tucker and Dr. Robert Patton presented the subjects of 
Religious Education, the Race Problem and the Nation- 
wide Campaign. 

The Rev. Bertram Brown spoke several times and also 
led a spirited conference for the clergy on The Ministry of 

Plays on the lawn, fausic and atory-telling were Intro- 

duced into the more serious phases of the day's activities 
and lent variety and charm to the Conference. 

A special feature was the two services with which the 
conference closed. One was a special service on Sunday 
lor women, held in Christ Church and the other a service 
lor men, under the direction of the Brotherhood of St. 
Andrew, held in the Church of the Good Shepherd. 


July 10, 1922. 
Kev. Theodore Partrick. .Tr., Plymouth, N. C. 

Reverend and dear Hiother: As it may not be generally 
known that the Osborne Memorial Building for the care 
of small children is now ready to receive applications, 1 
am writing to say that if you know of any child one to four 
years old tliat needs the care of the Orphanage, you might 
send in an application for its admission. 

Any other information that you would like to have, 1 
would be glad to give you. 

With best wishes, 1 remain, Yours faithfully, 

W. J. SMITH, Superintendent. 



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for Kpiscopal Churches Ji 


' * :W8 'J'hird Street, 

Milwaukee, Wiscousin. 

Church Vestments 

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131-133East 23rd St., New York 


Rt. Rev. Wm. C. Brown,. D.D., 

president. <^ 

For Boys — St. Christopher's,- 

Westhampton, Richmond ($600) ; 

Christ church. Middlesex County 


FOR GIRLS— St. Catherine's, 

Westhampton, Richmond; St. 

Anne's,Charlottevsille, ($500) ; St. 

Margaret's, Tappahannock ($450) . 
Charming Virginia environ- 
V ment. Christian culture, scholar- 
' ship; moderate cost due to 

Church ownership (IBpiscopal). 
►V For catalogues address 

Rev. E. L. Woodward, M.A., M.D., 

Diocesan Offices, 400 Old Domin- 
^ ion Trust Bldg, Richmond, Va. <^^ 

The Mission Herald. 

Vol. XXXVI. 


No. 9 






W. H K ■ 

"S'o built we the wall . . 
to work." Nehemiah 4:6v. 

for the people had a mind 

After the signing of the Armistice, November 11, 1918, 
it was very soon realized that the World War had let loose 
some of the most dangerous forces that have ever menaced 
our human civilization. 

In common with other organizations the Church found 
itself face to face with a flood of materialism and fatalism, 
and a darker tide of sensuality and vice. 

The re-ac'tion from War activities seemed to be an abso- 
lute indifference to things once sacred, and a depreciated 
standard of morality. Men everywhere appeared to have 
lost the sense of the relative value of things: and the old 
anchors of faith were lost as they drifted out to the open 
sea of doubt. 

In 1919 the Nation-Wide Campaign was started by our 
Church in the endeavor to turn back this on-coming tide, 
and to utilize in the conflict with evil all those finer im- 
pulses and activities which had been aroused for the war 
against Prussianism. 

Our Bishop called upon the Diocese to respond witli 
loyalty and self-denial. 

There were many who prognosticated fiiilure. Somehow, 
the descendants of Sanballat, Tobiah and Co., h:ive con- 
tinued in business ever since the days of Nehemiah. There 
were not a few discouragers; and one heard many an epi- 
gi'ammatic, sarcastic prophecy like that of the Ammonite: 
"Even that which they build, ir a fox go up. he shall even 
break down their stone wall." 

But as the work proceeded the murmurs lessened and 
are now rarely heard. Abraham Lincoln once said: God 
must love the common people — He made so many of them, "" 
These same common people — the uhment'.oned heroes of 
the Church of the Living God — responded to the call of on. 
Bishop, and we rejoice to-day, as the Nation-Wide cam- 
paign finishes its third year that we too can say: "So 
built We the Wall ..... for the people had a mind to 

In reviewing the record of the work accomplished that 
is the first point we iTOtice, "We built." (1.) Our people 
have learned a lesson in Co-operation, Never before have 
our Rectors and our congregations "gotten together" to the 

same extent as now. Plans have been freely discussed 
and difficulties frankly faced with the mutual determina- 
tion to attain success. Heretofore the Rector was sup- 
posed to know all about the Church's programme, and 
sometimes the Vestry peeped over the Parochial palisade, 
but the majority of the Communicants were sadly ill-in- 
formed concerning the general work of the Church. Now 
this is changed. Through the spirit and teaching of the 
Group Meetings the Clergy and the Laity are progressing 
hand in hand, and working together as an intelligent unit 
in the conflict with sin. Parochial lines may mark but 
they do not separate one parish from another. Among 
themselves, our Clergy are united with a real esprit de 
corps. We have sensed, perhaps, a deeper meaning in our 
Lord's wish: "That they all may be one." 

(2.) This spirit of co-operation enabled us to CONSERVE 
the work that had been done in the past. The flood of 
unpent evil did not sweep away any of our heritage. Our 
members, even in the smallest and weakest Missions, 
stood fast, encouraged by their devoted clergy. 

The minimum salary established by means of the Na- 
tion-Wide Campaign was no small factor in this success. 
It kept our country clergy in the field satisfied and con- 
tented, and there have been fewer ministerial changes dur- 
ing the last three years than in any similar period before. 
.Vot only this, l)ut the Diocese was enabled to retain the 
services of strong men who could have commanded larger 


Built and maintained from N., W. C. funds at a point 
where a school was badly needed. 


salaries elsewhere, but who remained to help East Caro- 
lina. This would be a great thing in itself if we had noth- 
ing more to say. But there is something grander in the 
\t ay of (3) Achievements. 

Let me enumerate some items included under the stone 
of "Achievement" whicli we built into the wall. 

(a ) We have had more Baptisms. 

(b). We have had more Confirmations. This year will 
be the best the Diocese has ever experienced in the num- 
ber of Confirmations. 

(c). Two new Churches have been built in the Diocese. 

(d). Two new Parish Houses — one purchased and one 
under construction. 

(e). .Junior Brotherhoods, Church Service Leagues, and 
other forms of work among the Young People, have been 
started in many Parishes. We have Ijeen aroused to the 
fact that the Hope of the Church is in its Children, and 
we are preparing to lead them into its fuller life with in- 
telligent instruction 

(f). The number of Scholars in our Church Schools, in- 


This Church was erected from N. W. C. funds. 

One of the new Churches in the Wilmington Archdeaconiy. 

stead of diminishing, as formerly, is now inc;-easing. The 
tide has turned, and is coming in. 

It would be possible to enlarge on these bare statements 
if space permitted; but I must pass on, and simply call 
your attention to the Table of Statistics at the end of 
this article. 

(4). The VISION of the Church has been clarified and 
enlarged. We have started work at ten points in the 
Diocese, including Church Services, Sunday Schools and 
Social Service Work. Opportunities on every hand, like 
open doors, are waiting our advance. 

The Vision of the Church's Mission to the whole world, 
calling for robust faith and high endeavor has revivified 
older Parishes and induced new life into places that were 
almost dead. Our people have a new conception of what 
they ought to do, and of what they can do 

(5). The WOMAN'S WORK has reached an importance 
and a usefulness never before attained. In 1918, the total 
amount raised by the Women of the Diocese for all Pur- 
lioses was reported as $9,813.87. In 1921, that sum had 
been increased to $14,091.75. This financial advance is 
only a reflection of their increased devotion to study and 
prayer. With ceaseless activity these earnest workers are 

keeping the torch of faith alight in many important places 
in the Diocese. 

(6). The Church as a whole has also shown its liberality 
by INCREASED GIFTS. For example: In 1919, St. Jo- 
seph's, Fayetteville, a colored congregation, gave practical- 
ly nothing; but in 1921 paid over $1300.00 on Nation-Wide 
Campaign pledges. 

In 1919, the Church at Plymouth gave $50.00 to the Gen- 
eral Work of the Church. In 1921, the same Church paid 

Little Mission Churches, like those at Burgaw, Atkin- 
son, North West and Whiteville, doing nearly nothing be- 
fore the Campaign have become self-supporting. 

The total increase of contributions in 1921 compared 
with 1919 was nearly $48,000.,00. 

"Increased Gifts" are the index of increased love. In 
sjjite of the disturbed condition of financial, commercial 
and agricultural circles incident to the period of re-con- 
stiuction, our people were plainly following the example 
of Him who so loved us that He gave all. 

(7). There has been a quickening of spirit among the 
Laity of the Church and LAY SERVICES have been ren- 
dered more willingly than ever. It has sometimes seemed 
like a revival ot Apostolic days when every believer car- 
ried the Gospel — the Glad Tidings — with him wherever he 
went; as did the Thessalonians of whom St. Paul wrote: 
"For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only 
in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your 
faith to God-ward is spread abroad ; so that we need not 
to speak anything." These Lay Services have been a bless- 



The Church at this strategic point has taken on new 
life under the impetus of the N. W. C. 

ing to those who have tiius found in them an outlet for their 
desire to serve, and a means of keeping the doors of our 
Mission Churches open, 

(8). The Missionary Zeal of the Church has been increas- 
ed. We have more Clerg.vmen; more Postulants; more 
Candidates for Holy Orders. 

In 1921 we raised for Diocesan Missions about .$25,000.00 
MORE than we raised in 1919; and about $14',500.00 MORE 
for Genera] Missions. Our Missionary Zeal was not swamp- 
ed in the onrushing tide of change, but gloriously rose 
above it strengthened and purified. 

(9). PROPORTIONATE GIVERS: that means those who 
have glimpsed the true significance of Stewardship; that 
all we have we hold in trust from God, and not in "fee 
simple"; and that He will require an accounting of how 
we used our talents— our time, our money, our abilities — 
at the last Great Day of Account. 

These had never been systematically sought by our 
Church before the Nation-Wide Campaign, their number 
is growing year by year, and they will prove a power of 
strength in the walls of the city of God. 

(10). INTERCESSORS:— those who daily pray for the 
whole work of the whole Church throughout the whole 
world. These are an especial feature of the Nation-Wide 
Campaign, and an unfailing source of increasing spiritual- 
ity and power. 

That our Diocese has made remarkable progress in those 
two particulars, let me quote from a letter received by our 
Diocesan Secretary from the Rev. R. Bland Mitchell, Cor- 
vespondins; Secretary National Department, New York 
City. Writing under date of .Tuly 31, 1922, Mr. Mitchell 

"Let me thank you heartily for your financial report on 
the enrollment of Intercessors and Proportionate Givers 
in the Diocese of East Carolina. It is a tremendously en- 
couraging one — more so I believe than we have received. 
If would seem that you have enrolled more in proportion 
to the communicant strength than any other Diocese; in- 
deed you have enrolled a larger actual number than any 
other Diocese." 

Thus, once again the Diocese of East Carolina is found 
in the front ranks of The Genera] Church, and steadily 
nro.gressing to greater Examine now the Statis- 

tical Table given by the Rev. Walter R. Noe, Diocesan 


1919 1921 

naptisms 287 361 

Confirmations 302 429 

Number of Clergy 40 41 

.Vumber of Postulants 4 7 

No. Candidates for Holy Orders 2 3 

Xumber of Communicants 5701 6289 

.\'o. of Parishes and Missions.. 81 84 

Xo. Church School Teachers.. 414 471 

No. Church School Scholars 3705 4036 

Contributions — 

Diocesan Missions $ 7,607.39 $ 32,592.11 

General Missions 8,399.03 22,800.76 

Parish Expenses (Including 
Salaries and Pension 

Premiums) 59,796.00 73,341.77 

For all purposes 124,841 . 89 172,705 . 77 

Value of Chui'ch Property 859,321.95 1,086,325.00 

Insurance on Church Property 300,100.00 465,950.00 

"So built we the wall . . . .for the people had a mind 
to work." 

Looking on the accomplishments of the past three years 
we shout to-day, with grateful hearts, "Bbenezer! Hitherto 
hath the Lord helped us!" 


A Searchlight on Christian Science, by Rev. A. A. Fiske; 
Published by the Parish Leaflet Company, Valparaiso, Ind. 
Price 50 cents. 

All Church people, and especially the clergy, should be 
Ijroperly informed on the subject treated by this little vol- 
ume. The foreword of the book terms it "A symposium 
of the ablest and latest thought on Eddyism with directly 
focused rays on its deepest mysteries." 

Christian Science is not treated in this work lightly and 
in caricature that so frequently characterizes criticisms 
of this the most popular religious fad of the past genera- 
tion. This would seem to be a fair and learned investiga- 
tion into (Un-) Christian, (Non-) Science especially from 
its mystical side. The writer does not undertake to ridi- 
cu.le the cult, but to throw the searchlight of the ages 
ujion it. 

Mr. Fiske goes back to early Hindoo spiritualism and 
Gnosticism and comes up to Quimbyism and Theosophy — 
and he comes to the conclusion that Christian Science is 
"idealistic nonsense" and a "crazy fad". 

After reading A Searchlight, one comes to the definition 
(summed up in substance, though not in exact wording) 
gathered from 134 interesting pages: — Recipe for Christian 
Science — Take a "peculiar" person, add a bit of hypnotic 
suggestibility; mix with a dose of metaphysical therapeu- 
tics (whatever that may mean!); stir in a pinch of mes- 
meric spiritism, a little theosophic pantheism and Hindoo-; api)ly "all-pervasive spirit" to "mortal mind" and prac- 
tice "utter passivity" until you can deny time, space and 
matter, save as they exist as errors of mortal mind. 

Mr. Fiske asserts that Mrs. Eddy literally purloined her 
main Big Idea from one Phineas C. Quimby, of Belfast, 
Me., a hypnotist. He argues that Christian Science is not 
a "(Christian religion," since it denies the deity of Christ, 
discards His two sacraments (Baptism and the Lord's Sup- 
per) repudiates the S'criptures and denies the good of 
in aver. T. F. O. 

During the absence of the E'xecutive Secretary, the Rev. 
W. R Noe, who is one of the delegates to the General 
Convention, the Diocesan office in Wilmington, 507 South- 
ern building, is in charge of the Rev. .7. B. W. Cook. All 
conimunication addressed to the office wil] get prompt at- 




Let no one think from reading "What has been Done" 
that ALL has been accomplished. On the contrary, every 
advance has been an ascent, and has revealed an ever- 
increasing horizon of territory yet to be possessed. 

Like Longfellow's youth bearing his banner emblazoned 
"ETxcelsior", the Diocese of East Carolina must not forget 
the assertion of the Psalmist: "Thou hast given a banner 
to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because 
of the Truth;" (Psalm 60:4), and must push on and up- 
wards, overcoming every difficulty, undaunted by any dan- 
ger, until that Standard has been planted over every cita- 
del of sin. 

We started with a Three-year Campaign that should be 
Nation-Wide. We see now that PROGRESS is a normal 
and permanent part of the life of the Church, and that if 
we try to stop where we are we shall die; — or die out. 

Those who have been most active during the three years 
past have realized more than ever the insufficiency of 
nominal discipleship. This larger conception of the 
Church's life and work must not be dissipated. "Not every 
one that saith unto Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the 
Kingdom of Heaven, but he that doeth the will of My Fath- 
er which is in Heaven." (St Matthew 7:21). And the soul 
of every man who has fathomed that truth cries witii 
Garett: — 

"Man am I grown, a man's work must I do." 

1. The first thing to do is, of course, to conserve what we 
have attained. That means that we must raise at least 
$70,000.00 a year to take care of our present Diocesan work 
and the needs of the General Church. In this we must not 
recede a step. Indeed if every contributor in the Diocese 
would at once, for Christ's sake, triple his or her contribu- 
tion, the Bishop and his advisors would have no difficulty 
in wisely and economically using it. A reduction in salaries 
would inevitably result in lessened efficiency. Our Par- 


This Church ministers very well to the people of South 
Wilmington, but note the difference in our plant and that 
of the Presbyterians, whose handsome Church has just been 
completed. We were the first in the field, but because of 
a lack of funds we have not been able to build and equip 
the modern plant needed 

ishes mnst be supplied with strong men — the weaker the 
Parish the more its need of a strong man. 

2. We must develop what we have started. 

There are at the present moment, without considering 
new work, 

(a). Ten Rectories needed to save the expense of rents 
to the Diocese, and to add to the comfort and contentment 
of our clergy. 

(b). Nine Church Buildings are in urgent demand. 

(c). Buildings for our Schools for Colored People are 
absolutely necessary if this important work is to adequate- 
ly grow". 

(d). Repairs are needed to be made on several of our 
Mission Churches and Parish Halls. A few dollars spent 
ill this work now will save hundreds next year. 

3. Then there is new work to be opened up. 

Only 48 per cent of the people of East Carolina are mem- 
bers of any Chuich. There is one minister working in the 
Archdeaconries; the Diocese should have at least four. 
The Bishop can get the men, men of culture and ability, 
and of gracious personality — winsome, consecrated men — 
as soon as the Church is ready to support them. 

For examiile only take the growing, thriving town of 
V\'allace, We have there the nucleus of a few communi- 
cants, and nowhere for them to worship. There are sev- 
eral such cases. 

Take New Holland up in Hyde County: — a brand new 
town and community arising on the drained and rich virgin 
soil of the old Mattamuskeet Lake. The operators of this 
wonderful development have offered a sight for a Church, 
and it is a splendid opp,ortunity for our Church to go in 
and "possess the land'' for Jesus Christ. 

In the face of these "open doors", and the two I have 
cited are only samijles of others, we sorrowfully admit that 
we are not yet properly equipped to enter in. We ought to 
be readv to serve these undeveloped fields and to take 
advantage of every golden opportunity. 

4. Think, too, of what we could do along educational 

(a). We ought, I believe, to take over that private school, 
S't. Paul's at Beaufort, and make it a Church School for the 
education of our young people of limited means. It would 
be an invaluable asset to the Church in all the days to 

(b). We have our .lunior Brotherhood of St. Andrew, our 
Girls' Friendly Society, the Daughters of the King, Boys' 
Scouts, and other young peoples organizations: — and yet 
we lose hundreds of our young men and women between 
the ages of 15 and 25 years. They gravitate to the Chris- 
tian Endeavor, the Epworth League, or the Baptist Young 
Peoples' Union, where both sexes meet together and work 
out their religious problems with enthusiastic zeal. Surely 
there are brains enough in the Doicese of Bast Carolina 
to form a Society that will prove equally attractive, or more 
so, and enable the Church to retain her young people. 

tc). We should have the services of a Church School 
Expert, whose duty it should be to visit all our Sunday 
Schools annually, and by suggestion and example keep 
them up to the standard. He should be able to show how 
the Christian Nurture Series of Lessons may be simplified 
and adapted to the use of our smaller schools. 

(d). Whenever a young man becomes a Postulant for 
Holy Orders, our Bishop has to send him to another Dio- 
cese or S'tate for Preparatory Studies. This entails consid- 
erable expense that may be avoided. Why not keep these 




The presence of this beautiful cliurch, just two and a half 
blocks frbm Ascension church is due in no small measure 
to our failure to take advantage of the opportunity Offered 
UB. F^or teii years Our w(trk in tliat part of Wilmington 
has grown rapidly, yet we have been content to add but 
little to our equipment. We have struggled with over- 
crowded and inadequate equipment. 

old ones — who will offer themselves for Life Service in 
the Cause of Christ. Too often we have relied on the 
Rector to find these Candidates.. Too often the candidates 
have had to seek the Rector. It is not his exclusive work. 
It is the duty of every Communicant to find and bring 
others to the Font and to the Altar. And when our mem- 
l)ersliii> really realizes this our numbers will increase by 
leaps and bounds. 

There are many other things I might enumerate, but the 
space available forbids. Yet I cannot close this hurried 
review without one word of encouragement. 

My Broth,ers, we dare not recede. When in 1857 an 
Indian Chief was asked by his friends why he did not 
join in the Mutiny against the British Rule in India, he 
said: "I have stood on London Bridge." 

He had seen the stability and power and greatness of 
the realm that governed them, and had appreciated its 
value and worth. 

We too have seen a vision of the wealth and splendor 
of the opportunities before us, and we dare not go back. 
We would be untrue to ourselves; false to our highest 
ideals.. ' 

There may be difficulties to be overcome: but our 
Ktrength is in the Lord Jehovah. D'o you remember in 
that "Lay of Ancient Rome" which Macaulay wrote, that 
on one occasion when the battle was going sore against 
them, a Roman General rode down the lines crying: "The 
gods that live forever are fighting for our arms this day:" 
and the discouraged forces were encouraged to fight on, and 
they won the victory? 

So today, if we look up by faith, we may see as St. 
Stephen did, .JESUS' STANDING,— watching with intensest 
interest and guiding with unerring wisdom our conflict 
with evil and sin. .\nd that vision will not only make our 
faces shine, but will nerve our arms for the conflict and in 
the midst of it all will fill our hearts with the quiet con- 
fidence of faith. 

There is much to be done. With His Presence and 
Help we can do it. Under His Command, we must.. 

Candidates within the Diocese until they are ready for the 
Seminary? There are in Wilmington today eight Clergy- 
men in active service besides the Bishop. They are train- 
ed and competent men. Why should not the Bishop im- 
press — ^if need be — each one to teach some subject requir- 
ed in the Preparatory Course Personally I believe they 
would all volunteer to assist in the work. A suitable build- 
ing with dormitories would be required and one Resident 
Clergymen in charge. 

This same institution could also train Teachers for our 
Church Schools, and young women for the position of Dea- 
conness within the Diocese. 

ii. We must increase our Consecration to measure up to 
our enlarged vision 

fa). That means, necessarily, that our gifts must be in- 
Creased. The oldest subscription list I know of is that 
recorded in Exodus 3.5:21. It was a spontaneous and volun- 
tary giving on the part of the people of Vision and Con- 
iieciation. "And they came, every one whose heart stir- 
red him up, and every one whom his spirit made willing 
and they brought the Lord's offering to the work." 

With the same spirit in our people today how much could 
be done. If every Communicant of the Church in East 
Carolina would deny himself, or by extra work would, 
provide fifty cents a week, our Diocesan income would 
be more than doubled, and much of the good work I have 
named could be started at once. "The Joy of Giving," how- 
ever, has a strange sound to many. It is only felt by those 
who sacrifice. 

fb"). Our people must he on the qui vive in seeking those 
who are now outside the pale of the Church. We need 
more Baptisms. We need more Confirmations. We need 
Jjipre young men and women — and the door is not shut to 


This newly built parish house in Belhaven is filling a real 
need. We should have many more in East Carolina. 

Please don't be "interested" in foreign missions! That 
is such a painful expression. You could be interested in 
a book, or in a piece of needlework, but not in missionary 
work. The word is altogether unsuitable. Suppose God 
had been merely "interested" in us — Church of England 
Zenana Mission Magazine. 

Of all modern inventions, the Fireless Cooker is way 
ahead of the Automobile — for church-going purposes. — 
Trinity Parish Letter, Hamilton, Ohio. 


cAn Institution of Which The Diocese Should 

Feel Proud. 

St. Paul's School, Beaufort, Doing Good Work. 


When the clergy of this Diocese met in Beaufort for a 
conference in .June most of them were taken by surprise 
when they were domiciled in the dormitory of St. Paul's 
School. They did not know that any such institution was 
flourishing in East Carolina. If they had heard of the exis- 
tence of such a school, they did not know of the extent 
of its usefulness or of the size of its plant. All of them 
came away from Beaufort after a week in the atmosphere 
of the school thoroughly convinced that it should receive 
wider recognition by the people of the Diocese, and that 
it is entitled to a larger support than has heretofore been 
given it by our own people. 

St. Paul's School, which began a number of years ago 
as a day school for the children of Beaufort, who then did 
not have the advantage of a good public school, has year 
by year grown in usefiilness and in the scope of its activity 
until it has a large equipment and constituency. It has 
always been a Church school, though it has managed to 
flourish without very much financial encouragement from 
the Diocese of East Carolina. The guiding spirit of the 
school, Mrs. Nannie P. Geffroy. has watched its growth 
from a few day pujiils in a small one room building, to a 
boardin.g school of G'S pupila and 200 day pupils with a 
plant that covers almost an entire city block. 

The school plant is one to be iroud of, thougn growing 
demands require much more. A well appointed dormitory 
houses the pupils, both boys and girls. A large administra- 
tion building houses the lecture rooms, auditorium, library 
and kindergarten. .4n Infirmary, in charge of a graduate 
trained nurse, is well prejiared to take care of the sick. 

Much attention is given to industrial training; for this is 
a, school where children are given thorough preparation 
for the business of living; and opportunities are offered 
both boys and girls. There is a well equipped workshop 
for the boys, and a printing department. The boys are 
taught printing, the use of tools, plain carpentering and 
lathe board work. Every girl, in addition to the usual 
studies, is given a thorough course in cooking and sewing. 
There is an excellent music department, with both band 
and orchestra. The Clergy were given a band concert dur- 
ing the Conference, and they were well convinced of the 
thoroughness of the instruction given. The school is next 
door to St. Paul's Church, and the Rector is available for 
spiritual instruction at al] times 

St. Paul's school has a faculty of twelve, all of them teach- 
ers of ability who give the pupils the best instruction. A 
diploma from S't. Paul's admits the student to all colleges. 

This school fills a real need; that of making an educa- 
tion available to many boys and girls of limited means who 
would not otherwise be able to attain it. Mrs. Geffroy and her 
staff, with such assistance as they get from Church friends 
over the country, make it ppssible to fit many young men 
and women for useful citizens. 

The following statement from a prospectus of the school, 
recently issued, will give encouragement to those who ap- 
preciate the work that the institution is doing: 

"The most important that one acquires at school 
are things that are not laid down in the curriculum, for 
which no money can be paid, and which are not capable 
of valuation in terms of' dollars and cents. It is 


This dormitory ia commodious and well equipped. It is called "Watson Hall" in honor of 

Bishop Watson 



This library is unusually well stocked with reference books. A reading room in connection with it has all of 

the good publications. 

unquestionably true and is generally 
recognized, that these things that Can- 
not be valued are received in an un- 
usual degree by pupils who come to St. 
Paul's school. The object of the school is 
to promote the spread of practical Christian- 
ity, and to teach young boys and girls to use 
heart, mind and hands. Its purpose is to 
help young people of small means who want 
help and are willing to help themselves, it 
is not our desire to make money out of the 
school, but to make good men and women, 
and only those who are in earnest and who 
mean business will be kept in the school." 


Christ Church, New Bern, recently came 
into possession of a Prayer Book taken from 
that Church during the Civil War, presum- 
ably by a soldier. It was found in the li- 
brary of Harvard College, and the librarian 
wrote to EVr. MacKinnon, offering to return 
it to its rightful owner. Naturally, this gen- 
erous offer was accepted. 

The boys are taught how to make useful things in this school. 


Forty-four prisoners in the Eastern Penitentiary were 
confirmed recently by Bishop Garland, presented by a 
clergyman of the City Mission staff. The class was one of 
the largest ever presented in that institution an:l included 
several long term prisoners. Five separate services were 
held, one for twenty-eight men in the men's chapel, one 
for fourteen women in the women's chapel, and the others 
in the prison hospitals. 


"Since our new rector came a year ago we have all been 
tired and broke, but happy." 


In a recent letter Bishop Tucker of Kyoto says that one 
of the chief priests in the Hongwanji Temple in Kyoto 
has not only sent his daughter to St. Agnes' School, but 
she attends daily prayers regularly and, as the Japanese 
express it, "she hangs down a cross from her neck." 

"This is one of quite a number of incidents," says the 
bishop, "to which my attention has recently been called, 
showing that some of those who adhere loyally to Budd- 
hism or Shintoism themselves are not opposed to but 
indeed in some cases are even desirous of having their 
children brought up as Christians." 



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We have levied upon the Rev. Mr. Cook to furnish the 
two leading articles of this month "What Has Been Done" 
and "What Needs To Be Done". We have reason to feel 
thankful over his failure to claim exemption, for his ad- 
mirable papers will give Mission Herald readers a clear 
conception of what we have accomplished under the inspir- 
tian of the Nation Wide Campaign, and of what needs to 
be done. As we face our Every Member Canvass in Novem- 
ber, — a canvass which will determine whether we are to 
go forward or backward, — we want to know what is what. 
We want to know how much we should do, and why we 
should do it. As we plan to make an extensive study of 
our needs this fall, it is well that we have this definite 
statement. Our hope is that this issue of the Mission 
Heral-d will be used as a text for the study of the Diocesan 
program. We suggest that the study groups use it as 
such. T. P., Jr. 


Perhaps the cause of the Church has suffered by reason 
of the fact that its claims have been presented in terms 
iliat were too vague. Church people have only felt "that 
sometliing ought to be done about it." In the program for 
fall work, culminating in the Every Member Canvass, the 
['Ixecutive Secretary has made a distinct contribution to the 
cause of clearness and definiteness. Definite dates for 
doing definite things; definite tasks for definite individ- 

uals and groups; definite aims to be followed, — this definite- 
ness' should and will appeal to people who are convinced 
of the ineffectiveness of vagueness. And we think that Mr. 
Cook's articles also contribute to this desired effect. He 
comes down to brass tacKs. He says that we have been 
able to do so and so by reason of the increased giving and 
Consecration of the people. He says that we need so many 
rectories; that so many virgin fields are awaiting the con- 
struction of churches and the ministrations of our clergy; 
that we can only hope to keep efficient clergy by continuing 
to give them a living wage, etc., etc. A careful reading of 
the articles and an intelligent study of them by a group 
or an individual cannot help but convince us. And that is 
what definiteness does, brings conviction. T.. P., Jr. 


There are three distinct fields of interest for Church 
people — the Parish, the Diocese and the General Church. 
Some of us never look beyond the horizon of our own par- 
ish. We will take an interest in the payment of the Rec- 
tor's salary or the liquidation of a Rectory debt, but we 
do not feel much interest in what the Diocese is doing or 
in what the Church in general is doing. On the other hand, 
there are those who think of the work of the Church in 
terms of the fellowship and inspiration of diocesan coun- 
cils.. (We have known people who shone at Council or at 
Convocation, but who couldn't be intrigued into conduct- 
ing a study group or going" to the services of the Church 
regularly at home). There are still others whose only ap- 
parent interest is in the Orphanage or in some particular 
institution that appeals to them, or in the field of foreign 
missions. Now our program tor this fall, — in fact it has 
been our program for three years, — is to get the people to 
think in terms of the whole. The most necessary thing is 
to destroy the narrow parochial spirit, and make people 
feel that they belong to something bigger and more useful 
than their own parish. The study groups if rightly led and 
rightly supplied with information can do much toward 
bringing about this highly desired result. T. P., Jr. 


We suggest that one of the most desirable things to do 
this fall is to have the vestry of every Church make out a 
budget for the year 1923, and turn that budget over to the 
study group for careful analysis.- Include in that budget 
the apportionment which has been given it for the 
General Work of the Church, the amount for the Rec- 
tor's salary, Pension Fund, upkeep of the Church, etc. 
Then every member of the Church will know how much is 
expected of them and how much effort they will have to 
put forth in the Every Member Canvass They will have 
an opportunity to discuss each item in the budget. Some 
member of a group may question the wisdom of trying to 
i-aise the apportionment which has been given them. That 
will give the leader an opportunity to state why such an 
amount was given; what the necessity was, etc. Every 
item will be subjected to close scrutiny, and the knowledge 
of actual needs should lead to intelligent as well as sacii- 
ficial giving. The study groups already have available the 
diocesan budget, which they can secure from the Rev. W. 
R. Noe. A study of the diocesan budget and of the articles 
|)ublished this month will give us such information as will 
not permit us to treat lightly the matter of our apportion- 
ment. The budget of the General Church will also be sup- 
plied the study groups, so that they can have a well rounu- 
od conception of the task and the opportunity which awaits 
the whole Church. We believe that wherever these sugges- 
tions are followed they will lead to effective action in the 
crucial inventory which will come in November. 

T. P., Jr. 




Diocesan News. 

"O live ye by the Kalendar, 
And with the good ye dwell; 
The Spirit that came down on them. 
Will Lighten you as well." — Bishop Coxe. 



21 — S. Matthew, Evangelist. 

24 — 15th Sunday after Trinity. 

29 — S. Michael and All Angels. 
1— 16th Sunday after Trinity 
8 — 17th Sunday after Trinity 

15 — 18th Sunday after Trinity. 

18 — S. Luke Evangelist 

22— 19th Sunday after Trinity. 




Personal Items. 

The following were delegates to the Summer School at 
Sewanee: Miss Velma Andrews, Williamston; Miss Nita 
Bond, Windsor; Misses Willis and Eborn, Washington; 
Miss Phadra Norsworthy, of Kinston; and the Rev. G. W. 
Lay, of Beaufort. This summer school is of great useful- 
ness, but is not as well attended as it ought to be, probably 
on account of the distance from East Carolina. 

This most encouraging note was recently received from 
the Rev. E. N. Joyner, a much beloved Priest of the State: 
"I love to read of the devotion and zeal of the Diocese 
(Bast Carolina), which embraces my childhood's home; of 
the wise and sanctified leadership of the Bishop; and ot 
the noble fellowship of the clergy and laity. And it is no 
flattery to say that the Mission Herald is a worthy embodi- 
ment of the S'pirit which gives and guides the momentum." 

At a recent convention of the American Legion of North 
Carolina, in Greensboro, the Rev. A. R. Parshley, Rector 
of St. Paul's Church, Clinton, was elected Grand Chaplain. 
It is interesting to note that out of the three men nomi- 
nated for this office, the Rev. R. E.. Gribbin, now of Win- 
ston-Salem, was also one of the number. Mr. Parshley, 
not being in priest's orders when the world war was on, 
enlisted in the ranks and spent some time in Prance with 
the A. E. F. 

What the Rev. J. E. W. Cook did with his vacation this 
summer makes an interesting story. In the first place, 
instead of going off somewhere and idling away a few 
weeks (as he probably ought to have done), he took St. 
Mary's Church, Kinston, for the month of August. But not 
content with the regular services, he held three missions 
during the month, — one in St.. Mary's Church, one in East 
Kinston and one in West Kinston. 


A Blue Letter Received From the National Treasurer. 

A month ago 58 Dioceses reported decreases, now we 
have 62. And that is not all. 

The total receipts on the quota in July were $21,346.77 
less than in July last year, and the total of July 31st, is 
$139,907.42 behind last year'. Sorrowfully yours, 

August 10th, 1922. Treasurer. 


Those paying one dollar: Mrs. H. H. Phelps, W. G. Jones, 
Miss Julia B.. Hoyt, Mrs. W. B. Green, Mrs. H. K. Eyrick, 
Rev. G. E. Manson, Miss Lena Windley. Total $7.00. 

Those paying n^ore than one dollar: Mrs. J. A. Tankard 
$2.00; Mrs. W. B. Morton $3.00. Total $5.00. 

Grand total $12.00, 


The experiment worked out in Christ Church, Elizabeth 
City, this summer by the Rector, the Rev. G. F. Hill, will 
be of great interest. An account of how Mr. Hill increased 
his Sunday evening congregations by the use of the mov- 
ing pictures, as told in his parish conespondence this 
month, will probably lead others to follow his example. 
The Rev. A.. C. D. Noe, of Farmville, has also made good 
L;se of the pictures, though his were shown in the local 
theatre on Sunday afternoons. 

Christ Church, New Hern, recently cair.e into possession 
of a Prayer Book taken from that Chuich during the Civil 
War, presumably by a soldier. It was found in the library- 
of Harvard College, and the librarian wrote to Dr. McKin- 
non, offering to return it to its lightlul owner. Naturally, 
this generous offer was accepted. 

Attention is directed to the meeting of the District Chair- 
men at Kinston on Tuesday, October 17th. At this meeting 
plans will be formulated for the district conferences \\hich 
are to be held over the Diocese during the latter pait of 
October and the first of November. These conlerences are 
to be held for the purpose of arousing interest in the in- 
tensive study of the Church's program leading up to the 
Every Member Canvass in November. Bishop Darst, Mr. 
Noe and others will be fresh from the General Convention 
where they will get the information and inspiration to make 
the conferences successful. 

Miss Mary Woolvin, diocesan chairman of Posters and 
Display Literature, writes the Mission Herald as follows: 
'Hullettin No. 34 is on its way, please place it on file. 
('harts may be purchased from the Rev. W. R. Noe, 507 
Southern Building, Wilmington, for $1.10. Please give as 
wide publicity as possible to the poster, "Holding: the 
Line", on the reverse side of "Exchange of Methods for 
September." Rectors and Publicity chairmen will please 
take note of this information. 

Miss Phadra Norsworthy, of Kinston, who has lecently 
lieen appointed chairman of the committee on Church Pa- 
geantry for the Diocese of East Carolina, is now ready to 
assist parishes in the presentation of pageants. She took 
a. course in pageantry at the Sewaneee S'ummer School, 
and while there assisted in putting on a pageant with a 
cast of 100 people, which was presented in All Saints 
Chapel on August 21st. Miss Norsworthy took the leading 
character, that of Freedom. Miss Norsworthy says that 
no parish is too small to attempt a pageant. Any parish 
interested in the subject is asked to write her for assis- 

East Carolina had a splendid representation at the Gen- 
eral Convention. All of the regularly elected delegates 
attended, as far as we have been able to ascertain, and 
quite a number of visitors besides. Among those who went 
to Portland were: Bishop Darst; Rev. Messrs. W. H. Mil- 
ton, R. B. Drane, W. R., Noe and Archer Boogher; Messrs. 
B. R. Huske, George C. Royall, George B. Elliott, E. R. Con- 
ger and L. F. ZeigJer; Mesdames J. G. Staton, S. P. Adams, 
J. F. Woolvin, George B. Elliot, A., M. Waddell, Sidney Mc- 
Mullan, F. B. Gault, F. D. Dean, W. A. Graham, W. H. Mil- 
ton, and B. R. Huske; Misses Rena Harding, Mary Wool- 
vin, Jennie Murchison, Carrie Myers, and Miss Dora Bon- 
ner. Mrs. Graham was accompanied by her two sons. 



Holy Innocents' Church, five miles from Seven Springs, served by the Rev. Howard Alligood, has 90 communicants, 
but there are 148 on roll in the S'unday School, with an average attendance of over 100. The morning that this 
I'icture was taken there were in attendance 110 pupils, 11 teachers and 6 officers. Note the number of adults. 
Mr. Oscar Hardy is superintendent of the school. Bishop Darst is in the picture, near the center. 


General Convention of Church Convenes. 

On account of the late date at which we are going to 
press this month we are able to give some brief items of 
news from the General Convention, which convened in 
Portland, Oregon, on September 6th. 

Poth houses of the General Convention, the House of 
Bishops and the House of Deputies, convened on schedule 
time, and very quickly effected an organization. The Rt. 
Rev. William Cabell Brown, of Virginia, was elected chair- 
man of the House of Bishops, and the Rev. Alexander Mann, 
Rector of Trinity Church, Boston^ was elected presiding 
officer of the House of Deputies. Bishop Brown succeeds 
I'ishop Gailor, who resigned. Dr.. Mann was re-elected. 

The opening service of the General Convention, at which 
time both houses sat together, was featured by a sermon 
delivered by the Rt. Rev. Edward S. Lines, D.D., Bishop of 
Newark. This sermon is declared to have been one of 
the greatest convention utterances ever made. Bishop 
Lines challenged the Church "to move out of the land of 
ease and contentment, out of the land of prejudice and nar- 
row vision." "We need," he declared, "more of the spirit 
of adventure, more willingness to get out of the beaten 
1 oad, to do things in new ways and take risks." Emphatic 
declaration was made of the need of social service, if the 
Church is to do its highest duty. He made a plea for 
Christianity as a means of solving industrial problems. 

The need for a revival of the Healing Ministry has been 
stressed in the Convention in the report made by the Com- 
mission appointed to make a study of the subject. Reports 
of other commissions have been made, and a number of 
resolutions presented^ which will be acted on later. One 
notable resolution introduced by Bishop Brent would amend 
the canons of the Church so as not to permit marriage of 
divorced persons on any ground. 

Bishop Thomas P. Gailor, who for the past three years 
has been Presiding Bishop of the Church, has made a re- 
port for the Presiding Bishop and Council. Action will be 
taken later on his report and its recommendations. Other 
national offlcera have rendered their reports. 


The Women In Inapiringi Service Present The United 
Thank Offering. 

The one great service of the General Convention in which 
the women of the Church are most interested, is the great 
corporate communion service at which the United Thank 
Offering is presented. The service field on the morning 
of Sept. 7th, was attended by 1250 women. The celebrant 
was the Rt. Rev. Daniel Sylvester Tuttle. The amount pre- 
sented was $669,126, an amount exceeding the amount pre- 
sented at the General Convention in Detroit in 1919 by 
over $200,000. The result of the offering was announced 
at a great mass meeting held in the Portland auditorium, 
and it evoked great applause. It is a tremendous gift that 
the women have made to the Church. The first Thank Of- 
fering of the women was taken in 1889, when it amounted 
to $21,138.64. The offering will be devoted to the support 
of women missionaries, after one tenth has been set aside 
as a permanent trust fund, the income to be applied to the 
support of retired women workers. 


As chairman of the commission on recruiting, Depart- 
ment of Religious Education, I am taking this means of 
appealing to every clergyman of the diocese to do two 
specific things in connection with student life. 

(1). Every rector or missionary is asked to write a letter 
to the rector or clergyman at every college or other edu- 
cational institution, whether in or out of the state, or to 
one or more ministers in the city of such college, giving the 
names of all students, "men or women, going from his 
territory. If there is not but one boy or girl — do not let 
him or her be forgotten." 

(2). Also write to the student himself within a month 
after his departure; and again before the year is over. 
Let him know he is kept in your mind and in your affec- 
tion. — Thos. F. Opie, Chairman. 




Field Divided and New Worl< Undertaken. 

With the arrival of the Rev. Charles Edward Williams 
the first o£ August, changes have been made in the field 
served by the Rev. Theodore Partrick, Jr., since January, 
1921. Mr, Williams takes up his residence in Creswell, and 
will serve the Church in Creswell and Columbia. Mr. Par- 
trick will continue to reside in Plymouth, and will serve 
the Church there and in Roper. During the period of Mr. 
Williams' diaconate Mr. Partrick will go to Creswell and 
Columbia for occasional Communion services, exchanging 
pulpits with Mr. Williams. 

The people of St. David's parish, Creswell. and St. An- 
drew's Church, Columbia, in accordance with their well 
established reputation for hospitality, have received their 
new minister with cordiality and sincere assurances of 
loyal support. Mr. Williams has taken hold of the situa- 
tion^ and is giving much attention to the building up of the 
Church School and other organizations. Mr. Partrick 
severed his active connection with these two churches with 
extreme reluctance, as he had learned to love the people 
and value their friendship. 

Mr. Partrick took his vacation during the month of July. 
The first two weeks he spent at Camp Glenn, where he serv- 
ed as chaplain of the 120th Infantry N, C. N. G., to which 
position he was recently appointed. He spent the last 
two weeks in Halifax, Va., where Mrs. Pai'trick spent the 

The ladies of Grace Church, Plymouth, were divided into 
three groups this summer for the purpose of making funds 
for the beautifying and upkeep of the church yard. A re- 
cent visitor to Plymouth, Col. F. A. Olds, referred to this 
church yard as the "beauty spot" of Plymouth. 

The handsome and commodious Rectory recently pur- 
chased by Grace Church, Plymouth, is now occupied by 
the Rector and his family. The people of the Church are 
now busy laying plans for the payment of the large balance 
due on the purchase price. 

The boys of Grace Church, Plymouth, and St. David's 
parish, Creswell, were taken on a camping trip in August 
by the Rev. Messrs. Partrick and Williams. The camp which 
was located on Lake Phelps, a beautiful spot near Creswell, 
was highly successful. While the boys were encamped 
there the Church people of Creswell and Columbia spent a 
day with them on a picnic. 

The Rev, Mr. Williams' has undertaken a most important 
",vork, the establishment of a mission station on Lake 
Phe'ps. Sunday school and preaching services are held in 
an rvutbuilding at Somerset farm, owned by the Collins' 
family before the war. This mission will fill a real need, 
as there is no other Church or Sunday School nearby. 

The Rev. Mr. Partrick visited the Church at Roper for the 
first time on the third S'undav in August. He found a warm 
welcome there, and as he lives but a short distance from 
Roper he expects to visit his parishioners often. 


New Rector Assumes Charge oF Windsoi' Field. 

The Rev. George Edmun Manson, following his gradua- 
tion from the Virginia Seminary in June, assumed the di- 
rection of the Church in this important field. Mr. Man son 
received a most cordial welcome from the Bertie county 
people upon his arrival, and is happily at work In re- 
sponse to a letter from the editor of the Mission Herald, 
he sends the following: 

The work in Bertie county is most encouraging, especially 
at Windsor. The Church Is wide-a-wake, and really doing 
things. Recently St. Thomas' Guild, under the direction of 
the Rector, arranged a birth day Jawn party, which was a 

great success, over two hundred dollars being realized. Mr. 
Manson will be glad to inform any guild as to the method 

The baptismal services have recently been held at St 
'I'homas', Windsor. 

.Mr. Manson recently visited Southport, where he minis, 
tered to the Church people during the summer of 1921. 
While there he baptized four persons^ three of whom were 
adults brought up outside of the Church, 


Report of Federal Council Shows Average Gift of Each 
Communicant was $S1.59. 

Washington. Aug. 31. — The Churches of America raised 
during their last respective fiscal years at least a half 
billion dollars.. 

Picports from the various religious bodies aatheved by the 
Federal Council of Churc'.ies and published in its Year Rook 
of the Churches give the exact figures as i?48S,424,0<S'i. bin 
they do not tell the whole story. Owing to the various 
methods of gF.thering statistics in the different churches 
scjme of the reports include only part of the total a""ounts 
ifiised. Some, for in'itance, report missionary offeiings 
only. In many cases the figures represent a minimum. 

Of the totn! raised the combined Methodist bodies lead 
with $130,730,479. The Roman Catholic Church is second 
with $75,368,294. The combined Baptists are third with 

T!ie standing of the leading denominations according to 
the official figures of each is: 

Methodist Episcopal (North \ .$8.5,934,000 

Ifoman Catholic 75,368,294 

Presbyterian (North) 47,036,442 

Southern Baptist Convention 34,881,032 

Protestant Episcopal 34-,S73,221 

-Methodist Episcopal (Soiith^ 33,859,832 

Northern Baptist Convention 21,926,143 

Congregationalists 21,233,412 

These figures show that each of the 46,242.130 church 
members of the countrv gives at least $10 per year to the 
bupi)ort of his church and its work. 

Prom the figures available the 1,104,029 members o!' the 
Protestant Episcopal Chiirch are the most generous of the 
larger communions, average gift being $31.59 a year. The 
397.058 members of the Presbyterian Church in the United 
States (S'outh) are second with a per capita gift of $30.54. 
Third place is held by the members of the Presbyterian 
Church in the United States of America (North) with an 
annual gift of $27.31 each. 

The Congregationalists give $25.92 each, while the North 
ern Methodists give $21.82 each. Other large communions 
according to the figures available give as follows: Northern 
I'.aptists, $17.48; members of the United Lutheran Church 
in America, $14.75; Southern Methodists $14.43; and South 
ern Baptists $10.90, 

Fuller returns from some of the churches might change 
this standing considerably^ but these figures are the best 
available from the facts obtainable. 

The per capita gift of the Roman Catholics of the country 
is $4.21, but that Church includes in its membership "Cath- 
olic population" and most of the Protestant Churches in- 
clude only communicant members. A fair Comparison on 
a common basis would show Roman Catholics at $11.80 per 
capita. For many years the Roman Catholics were consid- 
ered the most generous of all churchmen, but in recent 
,vears the leading Protestant communions have adopted new 
methods of raising money such as the every-member can- 
vass, and many of them have undoubtedly forged ahead of 
the Roman Catholics in per capita gifts. 




Time to Get Parochial Organizations Appointed. 

(By Rev. Stephen Gardner.) 
My Dear and Reverend Sir: 

In the .June number of the "Mission Herald" the first state- 
ment of the Diocesan Plan for Fall Work is given in detail. 

The Diocese is divided into twelve districts. You have 
been appointed Chairman of your District. 

Your duty is to appoint an individual, or a committee in 
each and every Parish and Mission in your District to act 
as the local Representative of the six divisions of the 
Church's work. 

The Local Committees will be named: 

1. Publicity Committee. 

2. Parish Organization Committee. 

3. Committee on Conferences. 

4. Committee on Literature. ' 

5. Committee on Posters and Display. 

6. Committee on Woman's Work. 

A survey of the .Tune copy of the "Mission Herald" will 
give the duties of these committees in detail. 

If the chairmen of these committees desire further in- 
formation as to their duties, let them apply to me, or to the 
Rev. W. R. Noe, Wilmington, N. C. 

Please read carefully the second statement of the Dioc'es- 
an plan for the Pall work in the July-August copy of the 
"Mission Herald." 

The three most important things to remember here are: 

1. The Parish Group Organization. 

2. The Organization for the Annual Canvass. 

3. Meeting of the District Chairmen at Kinston, N. C, on 
Tue,sday, October 17, 1922. 


Field Work In East Carolina Is Sometimes Done Under 

(By Mrs. A. M. Waddell.) 

Lost: — Somewhere in Gates County, one Executive Sec- 
retary, one Clergyman and wife, one Field Secretary. 

Such was the notice that our dampened imagination fore- 
saw as a headline in the forthcoming Mission Herald, for 
on the great and glorious Fourth just past it looked for a 
while as if that party might never get anywhere though it 
was Carefully Fording the running roads of Gates. 

Certainly the problem of doing field work in that section 
of the Diocese is far from solution, and the difficulties at 
tending the effort can not be sympathizingly understood 
except by the Bishop and those who feebly follow in his 

With the clergyman in charge of that field, who is so 
fortunate as to have his wife for his chauffeur, the Field 
Secretary went from Winton to Gatesville on Sunday, July 
the second, where morning service was held; then in the 
afternoon to Roduco where a congregation of about fifty 
(the mission has six members) assembled for service at 
3:30. The warm interest evinced compensated for fhe heat 
of the hour.. Then back to Gatesville for the evening ser- 
vice. The next day Sunbury was reached, where the party 
was joined by the Executive Secretary, and service was 
held, and talks made in the church that night. 

So far so good, but what follows is a story of honorable 
surrender to cruel weather conditions. 

The next engagement was at Gatesville the night of the 
rth which place we tried to make after enjoying the de- 
lightful hospitality of friends living about six miles from 
Koduco. A blanket of rain, and a succession of rivers, 
lakes, and falls (which the most fertile brain could not 
truthfully name a road) proved too much, and when at the 
end of one hour a distance of three miles had been cov- 

ered, the Executive Secretary, now at the wheel stood not 
upon the order of his going but with stately dignity guided 
the Ford through one of the Great Lakes (or a twin) to 
the rear end of the hotel at Gates station. The next ques- 
tion was how to swim without getting near the water, but 
a friendly plank thrown into the lake, and a graceful gym- 
nastic act on the running board of the machine did the 

When last seen the Executive Secretary was un-gluing 
himself from the wall of the station room, the white on 
his head still recognizable as an attempt at a hat, and the 
traveling person, a most elongated daddy-long-legs, looked 
with envious eyes at the Field Secretary boarding the 
first train homeward-bound! 


Extract From Bishop Gaiior's Report to General Convention 

Bishop Gailor writes in the first report of the Presiding 
' ishop and Council to General Convention, in Portland in 
September, "Most important and encouraging of all, has 
lieen the evident awakening of the sense of solidarity 
tl'roughout the Churchy with the acceptance of responsi- 
bility for corporate action as a national institution. The 
sjiritual life of our membership and the interest in public 
V o "ship and in the forward movement of the whole Church 
has been more pronounced than at any time in our his- 

The Council inherited a deficit of $920,246 from the old 
Board of Missions. That debt has been reduced to $567,291; 
ru ap])ropriation has been made for a further reduction in 
1922, and an amount sufficient to wipe out the deficit dur- 
ing the next triennium has been included in the budgets 
]u-esented for the consideration of the Convention. 

The Department of Missions reports that in 1919 and 
1920 and up to July 31, 1922, a total of 215 missionaries 
were sent to Alaska, China, Japan, the Philippines, Hawaii, 
Africa, and Latin-America, and to continental United 

Total number of missionaries now engaged, 2,839; Men, 
1966; Women, 873. 

American Missionaries in Foreign Field, 378; Men, 177; 
Women, 201. 

Native missionaries in foreign field, 1,657; Men, 1,119; 
Women, 538. 

Our contributions aid in maintaining 399 boarding and 
(lay schools outside continental United States, and 15 hos- 


.\nparently they just Can't help being international in 
Honolulu in all they do and say. It crops out in their 
clothes. The Rev. Maitland Woods, headmaster of lolani 
School, writes. 

We priests were all in the vestry of St Andrew's Ca- 
(iifcdral, Honolulu, robing for the annual children's service. 
There were crowds of people in and around the building. 
The 1 riest who jostled me was putting on a white stole 
eirbroidered with a green and gold that fairly screamed. 

"Where on ea: th — " I began "Yes," he reqlied quickly, 
"I know, but it came from Hongi Kong, and the peacock 
means the all-seeing eye." 

"Mine here," said a Japanese priest^ "came from Shang- 
lai, and it is wonderful." 

The Rev. Canon Kong, a Chinese priest of great Eastern 
(li.gnity, remarked, "mine is American." 

I i)ut my own on, and I noticed for the first time that it 
was a little faded, but I had worn it on Gallipoli and in 





Balance on hand January 1, 1921 $ 668 . 70 

Bishop's Fund, Edenton 472 . 71 

Woman's Auxiliary 2,807 . 20 

Guflds and Parochial Societies 1,333.17 

Mary James Auxiliary 91.74 

Young Woman's Auxiliary 195 . 00 

Little Helpers 114 . 40 

Interest on Savings Account 81.88 

Total receipts $ 5,764 . 80 


Bishop Darst — The Bishop's Fund $ 472.71 

Bishop Darst, Special gifts 175 . 00 

Mrs. A. M. Waddell 600. 00 

Miss Rena Harding 500 . 00 

The Emery Fund — Anniversary Offering $544.59 987.59 

St. Luke's Hospital, Tokyo 500.00 

Miss Lula Disosway's Training 258.84 

Aid for Theological Students 171 . 95 

Traveling Expenses to Delegates 114.30 

Sewanee Delegates 200 . 00 

National Ebcecutive Board Pledge, Class A 20.00 

Provincial Pledge, Auxiliary 50.00 

Provincial Pledge, Church Service League 25.00 

Convocation Fund - 21 . 50 

Mrs. Wade's Expenses to Edenton 25 . Ou 

Printing of Annuals 90 . 00 

Special Objects 703.09 

Stationery 9.23 

Total Disbursements $ 4,924.21 

Balance in treasury January 1, 1922 840.59 


Easter School, Baguio, Philippine Islands 200.00 

Miss Venetia Cox, Expenses to Goldsboro 39.05 

Provincial Auxiliary Pledge— 1922 50 . 00 

Victrola, Miss Venetia Cox 40 . 00 

National Executive Board Pledge— 1922 20.00 

Near East Relief 60.00 

Church Service League— 1922 25.00 

Sewanee Delegates (to be spent in Augnist) 200.00 

Total $ 634.05 


Editor's Note: At the suggestion of Mrs. S'taton we pub- 
lish this revised list of the different diocesan and convoca- 
tional officers. 

President — Rt. Rev. Thos. C. Darst, D.D.— The Bishop's 
House, Wilmington, N. C. 

Chairman — Mrs. James Grist Staton — 301 West Main 
Street, Williamston, N. C. 

First Vice-Chairman — Mrs. Richard Williams — 402 Green 
Street, Greenville, N. C.. 

Second Vice-Chairman — Mrs. S. P. Adams — 20 North 
fifth Street, Wilmington, N. C. 

Secretary — Mrs. Joseph N. Bynum — Belhaven, N. C. 

Treasurer — Mrs. George H. Roberts — 78 Metcalf Street, 
New Bern, N. C. 

Treasurer United Thank Offering — Mrs. James F. Wool- 
vin — 17 South Fourth Street, Wilmington, N. C 

Educational Secretary, Convocation of Edenton — Miss 
Minnie Albertson — The Dutch Cottage, Elizabeth City, N. C. 

Educational Secretary, Convocation of Wilmington — ^Mrs. 

Guy Adams Cardwell — 31Q North Third Street, Wilming- 
ton, N. C. 

Secretary Spirit of Missions — Mrs. C. W. MeliCk — 102 
East Mathews Street, Elizabeth City, N. C. 

President Girls' Friendly Society — Miss Rosa Dail — 25 
.National Avenue, New Bern, N. C. 

Field Secretary, Correspondent Church Periodical Club — 
Mrs. Alfred M. Waddell— 120 South Fifth Street, Wilming- 
ton, N. C. 

Box Secretary — Mrs Sidney McMullan — 100 South Gran- 
ville Street, Edenton, N. C. 

Secretary Guild of St. Barnabas for Nurses— Mrs. Thomas 
C. D'aist — 510 Orange Street, Wilmington, .X. C. 

President Order of the Daughters of the King — 

Executive Secretary Church School Service League — 
.Miss Rena Harding — Washington, N. C. 


This Celebration Held For The First Time Since World 
War Began. 

The annual Virginia Dare Celebration at Old Fort Ra- 
leigh, Roanoke Island, held on Friday, August 18th, was 
well attended this year and was marked by interesting 
address. The program was as follows: 

1. Invocation By Rev. W. E. Clark 

2. Music, ".America" Conducted by Miss Effie R. Wescott 

3. Address of Welcome Rev. J. B. Hurley 

4. Response Rev. R. B. Drane, D.D. 

5. Music Battle Hymn of the Republic 

G. Address Mr. J. C. B. Bhringhaus 

7. Music International Hymn 

8. Benediction Rev. W. B. Clark 

9. Music "Carolina " 

10. Visit Old Fort Raleigh. 


At Scotland Neck at the home of her brother, J. H. .Alex- 
ander, there ])assed to her eternal rest on July 23, Caroline 
.August Alexander, a devout Christian, a loyal friend, and 
a loving helper of many. Her ready sympathy, her keen in- 
terest in the welfare of her friends, and neighbors, her cheer 
fui, bright disposition made her a welcome visitor in many 
homes. Miss Alexander's devotion to her mother was one 
of the outstanding features of her life. But little less 
was her loving i)ride in her brother's children, their suc- 
cess in life both civil and religious was to her most grati- 

She was the daughter of Angelina Eliza Hood and Sam- 
uel Midgette Alexander of Tyrrell County, where her youth 
was spent. Was the granddaughter of Col. Edmund Alex- 
ander, a prominent planter, who was Register of Deeds of 
Tyrrell county all of his life after reaching manhood. 

She left two brothers: James Harper Alexander, of Scot- 
land Neck, Edmund Alexander of Wilmington. She was 
born in Philadelphia, Sept. 2, 1851, but her life was spent in 
North Carolina. Always and everywhere her faithfulnes^s 
and loyalty to the church proved the reality of her Chris- 
tianity. Slie entered heartily into the church life of St. 
David's, Creswell, her own home-parish, — Elizabeth City. 
Williamston, Scotland Neck, Richmond and Wilmington, 
where she spent the last eighteen months of her life to 
be near her brother to whom she was so devotedly attach- 
ed. Now she has joined in paradise the many dear ones 
that loved her, and whom she loved on earth. 
"Now the laborer's task is o'er; 

Now the battle day is past; 

Now u))on the farther shore 

Lands the voyager at last. 

Father, in Thy gracious keeping 

Leave me now Thy servant sleeping." 




Death of Aged Communicant. 

(By Rev. W. O. Cone.) 

The chief feature of the Summer months in this parish 
lias been the unusual proportion of absences from the con- 
gi egation, caused by holiday seeking and attendance at 
Summer Schools. Notwithstanding this depletion, ihe at- 
tendance at services has been nearly up to the averas^e. 
The rector has officiated every Sunday, except one in Tune, 
When he preached the graduating sermon at Woodland 
School, a flourishing community institution near the city. 

Services at the Pikeville Mission have been sadly inter- 
rupted this season ijy the prevalence of serious s-cknesw in 
the families, with two deaths resulting. These were of 
Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Robert Katman, both being sisters of 
Mr Frank Hosea, a member o'' our Vestry. 

A Parish picnic was held at Harrison's Lake, near Prince- 
t'^n, about the middle of August. Although so many were 
away from here at the time, about one hundred members 
<of the Church and Sunday School enjoyed the outing. 

Sunday School has been maintained, with an average 
attendance of 30 to 40 since vacation began. In the ab- 
sence of several teachers, the Rector has taught three 
combined classes, and other volunteers have assisted at 
various times. 

Mr. George C. Royall, the Senior Warden, left a few 
clays ago for the General Convention in Portland. 

Mrs. Sallie Bass, the aged mother of Mrs. Percy Thomp- 
son, died at her home here on Aug. 25, and was buried be- 
side her husband in Lynchburg^ Va. She had been noted 
for her strong vitality and her cheerfulness, and had al- 
ways been able to minister to her family with remarkable 
devotion until the sudden fatal illness came in July. Her 
memory will be cherished in the community. 

Rev. Dr. Walter Mitchell and Capt. Leonard Prouty, of 
Porter Military Academy, were welcome guests in the par- 
ish in August, their visits being in the interests of the 
famous School for Boys. 

The rector and his daughter have been busy during the 
Summer tutoring boys and girls for High School examina- 


Death of Mrs- Martha Minerva Windley. 

port a very profitable and wonderful time. Miss Willis 
teaches Course B in our School. Miss Bborn who has just 
returned from Salem will teach Course 12 and will also 
he our new Supervisor. 

Two other members of our Parish, Miss Rena Harding 
and Miss Dora Bonner have gone to Portland to attend 
the meeting of the General Convention and the associate 
?ileeting of the Women of the Church. 

lender the Supervision of Mr. E'dgar Hartley, the local 
y. M. C. A. director, who also teaches our Men's Bible 
(^lass, the different Sunday Schools in town organized a 
Baseball League. Our boys were not thoroughly organ- 
ized in the first half of the series, but they showed up very 
well in the second half, beating the Methodists out of the 
honor of the first place by one game. 

During ,July we took advantage of a traveling repairei 
of Church Windows and had all of the memorial windows 
which needed repairing fixed in fine shape. 

Washington's new Summer Camp, Camp Leach, furnished 
outings for the girls and boys of East Carolina this Sum- 
mer. Its great success was due mostly to the thought and 
care and time displayed by Mr. Edgar Hartley of our 

We are sorry to lose from our Parish and Church School 
a faithful teacher, Miss Margaret Handy. She has taken 
up a government position in Greensboro, North Carolina. 

(By Rev. Stephen Gardner.) 

The Rector spent the month of .July at the Church of 
the Redeemer, Chicago, Illinois, where he at one time was 
Curate.. During his absence, services were held by John. 
G. Bragaw, Jr., and William B. Harding, layreaders of the 
Parish. On the second Sunday in July, the Rev. Samuel 
\V. Hale, of Tarboro^ North Carolina, who was in charge 
of the Bioy Scouts from that town while they were en- 
camped at Camp Leach, East Carolina's new Camp, four- 
teen miles below Washington, on the Pamlico River, cele- 
brated the Holy Communion and preached in St. Peter's 

On the third day of August Mrs. Martha Minerva Wind- 
ley, one of our oldest parishioners, was buried from the 
Church, The Rev. Francis Joyner, an old friend of the fam- 
ily, and the Rev. Joseph N. Bynum. of Belhaven, conducted 
the service. They were assisted by the Rector, who ar- 
rived in Washington just in time for the funeral. 

Two of the teachers in our Church School, Miss Lillie 
\'o]]e Willis and Miss Ruth Khorn attended the Conference 
for Church Workers at Sewanee this Summer. They re- 


Lectures Illustrated by Moving Pictures Arousa Much 

(By Rev. G. F. Hill.) 

Immediately school closes the Sunday School and almost 
the whole congregation of Christ Church, Elizabeth City, 
migrate to the sea shore. Every year the Sunday evening 
services are held mostly to empty benches, and were it not 
to be exi)ected it would be disheartening. After talking a 
certain plan over with several men and women of the parish 
the rector decided to try a plan used with much success 
in other parishes. 

He secured a first class electrical stereopticon and slides, 
hung a screen before the chancel arch and was ready for the 
experiment. He advertised a religious service and intended 
to teach the lessons of his sermon not only through the eai 
but through the eye as well. Beginning in June and con- 
tinuing through July he held the regular Church service 
and lectured on the life of Christ illustrating same through 
colored slides shown on the screen. The congregations 
immediately jumped from. 15 to 300. 

\Vithout exception the people attending thought the ser- 
vices more helpful from an educational point of view and 
also from a religious point of view than ANY they have ever 
attended. Nothing but the highest praises were heard. The 
services and lecrtures were always most reverent and no 
matter how many slides were shown, how long the service 
or how hot the night the congregation was sorry to see it. 
close.. The attention was remarkable especially from the 
hundreds of children who attended, and both children and 
grown ups have begged the rector ])lease to have his ser- 
mons illustrated again this fall. Members of all churches 
in the city attended regularly and one and all are asking 
fur a continuation of those most helpful services. 

The rector will begin the illustrated lectures again on the 
third Sunday of September with 57 slides on "How And 
Where We Got Our Bible." In this set are shown pai)yriis, 
the Rosetta Stone, Codex Sinaiticus and others, Tyndal'a 
Testament, etc., etc. The following Sunday night the pjc^ 
tures will begin with the creation and on each successive 
Simday night take the whole of the Old Testament in order, 



The Coloured Churches Have Had Encouraging 

cAdvance. ' 

What Has Been Done and What Needs to Be Done In Churches 2f 

Coloured Convocation. 

(By the Rev. R. I. Johnson, Dean of Coloured Convocation.) 

The Diocese, always thougiitful of its Coloured Work, with 
its characteristic spirit gave large consideration to this 
work in the Survey and recommended to New York cer- 
tain much needed projects which, when realized, will 
niake our Coloured Convocation second to none in adequate 
equipment with which to meet its present and future op- 
portunities. And realizing further the particularly hard 
situation of the Coloured Clergy financially the Diocese 
provided for them certain minimum salaries which so far 
as we have been able to learn have not been excelled any 
where in this Province. 

In response to this generous treatment the Coloured Work 
took on new life every where. While the increases in Con- 
firmations have not been all that could have been desired 
the financial increase has been remarkable. The Coloured 
Congregations paid for extra-parochial purposes in 1919 
$535.73; whereas in 1920 the first year of the Nation-Wide 
Campaign, they paid for those purposes (N. W. C.) 
$3617.08. The expenditures of the Diocese upon this work 
in 1919 were seven times the amount paid in, these ex- 
penditures in 1920 were only twice the amount paid in.. 

S'ince 1920 however, the account is not so glowing. There 
has been a steady decline in payments on quotas through- 
out the Convocation while expendtures have increased as 
stated in the Bishop'ai Council address. The increases 
have been occasioned by appropriations tor new endeavors 
while there are probably two causes for the decreases in 
payments : 

1. The financial slump. The Coloured Churchman is poor 
with few exceptions and those possessing sufficient sur 
pluses to stand the slump without radical retrenchment 
are by no means numerous. The writer knows personally 
of many of our people who suffered for the necessities of 

2. Reaction. By this I mean that it is possible that the 
Campaign came to the Coloured Churches in the wrong way. 
Take as an instance one of the larger Churches which had 
never paid out in a single year for extra-parochial purposes 
more than $50 and whose annual income had never ex- 
ceeded $12000. When the announcement came that its quota 
was $3,4-00 a year for three years the first effect was con- 
sternation and to a degree discouragement. This was fol- 
lowed however by a girding up of the loins in full determi- 

nation to do the very best possible and doubtless the fair 
showing during 1920 was due to this determination. But 
meanwhile almost every thing locally suffered partial pa- 
ralysis. This was a calamity for the great need of the 
Coloured churches was local development for through the 
yeais the great problem had been how to bring these 
Churches to self-support. Striving as we did to meet the 
([uotas because we wanted to be worthy of the generosity 
of the Diocese we have been faced with a steady decrease 
throughout the three year period. And for all that we have 
achieved more than we could have dreamed three years 
ago, we have had each year to face the verdict of failure 
to pay quotas which is not good for parochial morale. If 
the original quotas could have been amounts the Churches 
could have paid while carrying out a definfte program for 
iocal development there can be no doubt that the Colored 
Held would be in better condition to meet the next three 
year period. 

The experience however has been a blessing and a reve- 
lation for there is not a Parish or a Mission in the field 
which can ever go back to the pre-campaign scale of giving 
or be content with the old weak handed methods of local 
self-help. The writer has not known in his ministry such 
widespread discussions of self-support as an essential of 
Chuich life as he meets with now among the Clergy and 
intelligent Laity. 

Nothing could seem fairer than the group assessment 
plan adopted by the Council in Goldsboro which places all 
the Coloured Churches except one in the $5.00 per capita 
group. But any per capita arrangement among them is 
lieset with difficulty. In our Convocation we have steatl- 
lastly avoided all per capita arrangements as there are so 
many ijersons who are Communicants Who mean nothing 
to their Parishes financially and the number of persons 
able to pay more than the per capita amount is not great 
enough to cover the deficit. This condition is one of the 
most exasperating with which the Clergy have to deal. 
We face the future confident that the Diocese will take 
due note of all our difficulties and will meet them with 
itH characteristic sympathy and counsel and that in the 
end our whole work is going forward as a result of these 
exi)eriences on a higher plane than ever before with, we 
trust, satisfaction to all concerned. 


(Editorial Chicago Evening Post.) 

"The liquor traffic is legally dead. But its spirit has re- 
turned to haunt us. The dissatisfied, however few, always 
outshout the contented. 

"Wheie originates the demand for repeal or modification 
of the Eighteenth Amendment? 

"It does not come from the wives and mothers of Amer- 

"It does not come from men engaged in production or 
commerce or public service. 

■Jt does not come from the farmers. 

'It does not come from those workers who understand 
the needs of their own movement. 

"It does not come from the army of men and women en- 
gaged in law enforcement, in supervising hospitals, homes 
for the indigent, and agencies for the relief of human want 
and suffering 

"It does not come from the millions of Church members. 

"There may be found in all these groups some who join 
the cry, but it' the mass 'he men and women who are doing 
the useful work of the country, who constitute its strength, 
who are its hope and assurance of progress, rejoice in the 
death of the "iquor traffic. 

"It will pay the politicians to take into account these 
elements of our population." 




The Rev. William H. Wheeler and family arrived at the 
Oiphanage on Tuesday night, Aug. 29th^ about nine o'clock, 
having come all the way from Wilmington that day in their 
Ford Sedan. For the present they have taken rooms in the 
Osborne Memorial building until the superintendent's resi- 
dence will be ready for them to move in. 

Mr. Wheeler takes formal charge as superintendent on 
tlie first of this month, and the Rev. Mr. Smith, the retiring 
superintendent, will move his family as soon as possible 
into his home at No. 5 North Myer's Street. Mr. Wheeler 
comes to the work with intelligent interest, and we wish 
him a long and prosperous administration. 

In the afternoon of the day of his arrival a special ser- 
\ ice was held in the chapel at 4 o'clock, and immediately 
afterwards a recertion was held on the lawn in honor of 
the retiring superintendent, at which time ice cream and 
cake were served by some of the old boys and girls of 
he institution. The service in the chapel was conducted 
by the Rev. E. A. Osborne, the founder and first superin- 
tendent of the Or] hanage, and the Rev.. W. J. Smith who 
has been superintendent for the past twenty-four years. 
The vested choir preceded the clergy into the chapel sing- 
ing the Froc'essional, "Go forward. Christian soldier." Mr. 
.^mith made a few remarks in which he stated that there 
weie only forty-four c^hildren in the Orphanage when he 
took charge of it, and that it now has a capacity for one 
hundred and ten. He was followed by Mr. Osborne in a 
very interesting address on the origin, history and pur- 
poses of the institution. 

Soon after repairing to the lawn, much to his surprise 
and pleasure, Mr. S'mith was the recipient of four beauti- 
lul and usefiil presents presented in a most gracious and 
happy manner by the Rev. Mr. Osborne. 

First came a beautiful umbrella from the children of 
the Orphanage, then a handsome rocking chair from Mr. 
and Mrs. Thornton, Mrs. Wharton, Miss Whitmore, Miss 
Hill, Mrs. Jones and Mrs. Iseley, then a beautiful loving 
cup from Mrs. Wooldridge, Miss Taliaferro, Miss Hall, Miss 
Powell and Miss Gulick. 

The donors, in the kindness of their hearts, had the fol- 
lowing words inscribed on the cu]) "The Rev, Walter J, 
Smith, The memory of your beautiful work is inscribed 
on the cup as in our hearts. Workers in 1921," 

The fourth gift was a handsome readin,g electric lamp 
given by some of the old workers of the Orphanage. The 
idea of this present, and of having the service and reception 
originated with Miss Mildred Yates, of Wilmington, and 
Mrs. D. F. Finger, nee Reba Harris, of Charlotte, but the 
other gifts came spontaneously from the children and 
workers. Mr. Smith exjiressed his appreciation of these 
unexpected gifts in a few feeling words, after which an 
abundance of ice cream and cake was served by the old 
boys and girls, and they wish it to be known that a part 
of the cream was given to them by Mr. J. D. Belliveau. of 
Charlotte. Besides Miss Mildred Yates, the out of town 
eld girls were her sister, Mrs. T. B. Rann and child, of Wil- 
mington, and Miss Jessie Ballard who is taking a Course 
of training in the hospital at Wadesboro. At the sugges- 
tion of Mr. Smith the old boys and girls at the end of the 
reception repaired to the Chapel, and affected an Alumni 
organization with the following officers, Mrs. D. F. Finger, 
president. Miss Annie L. Jones, Vice-President, Mrs. Avery 
Rhyne, secretary, Mr. William D. Oates, treasurer, and 
Miss Mildred Yates, historian. One of the features of the 
occasion was the singing of "Auld Lang Syne" by the chil- 
dren on the lawn under the leadership of Mrs. Jones. The 
other clergy were out of town, but we were glad to see Mr. 
Antschuts and other friends in Charlotte present. 

The school opened on the 1st of this month with Mrs. 
Iseley in charge of the senior department, Miss Nall^ of 

the junior, Miss Taliaferro, of the sewing department, and 
Mrs. Jones of the Music. 

On the 15th of last month Miss Lou Hill returned to the 
Orphanage, and assumed her former position as housekeep- 
er in Thompson Hall. 

Julian Pace spent six weeks with the Men's Bible Class, 
of Emmanuel Church, Warrenton, and had a very happy 

On the 31st of last month, being the twelfth anniversary 
of the death of his sister. Miss Adelaide E. Smith, of Scot- 
land Neck, the Rev. Walter J. Smith placed in the Orpnan- 
age Chapel a pair of brass candlesticks with the following 
inscription on each pedestal "In Memoriam Adelaide Evans 
S'mith, born Jan. 31st, 1843, died Aug. 31st, 1910." 

At the service that morning, Mr. Smith baptized four of 
the children, and the Rev. Mr. Wheeler was one of the 
sponsors for all of them. 

A new bath room has been added to Thompson Hall and 
bronson Hall, and Bronson Hall has been painted. The 
superintendent's house has been screened throughout, and 
a furnace placed in the basement. All the rooms will have 
to be kalsomined, and a garage is being built for the new 

Cash contributions received from July 10th to Aug. 10th: 

New Bern, Mr. C. V. Scott $12. .50 

Windsor, S.. S., St. Thomas' 2.25 

Wilmington, Mrs. Herbert F. Wilder 5.00 

Wilmington, Miss Wilhelmina Harlow 2.00 


Contributions in Kind: Pkge. of clothing, water colors, 
toys, etc., for Inez Simpson from W. A. Grace Church, Tren- 
ton; dress for Edith Pace, Mrs. Harriet Bates, Wilmington. 


(By The Rev. Walter B. Clark.) 

Died at Tillery, N. C, May 23rd, 1922, in his 81st year, 
John Harvey Martin, a resident of North Carolina. 

Something should be added to the single notice given 

In the death of this loyal, devout and humble servant 
of the Master, St. Martin's Church, Hamilton, suffered the 
loss of the oldest, and a most faithful member of the parish. 

From the home of his son, David H. Martin, at Tillery, 
he would come month after month on each "fourth Sun- 
day" to attend the services of the Church. Of him it could 
truly be said, "I was glad when they said unto me, we will 
pc into the house of the Lord." 

John Harvey Martin was born on St. Swithin's Day, July 
l."'th, 1841, in Bertie County, the son of David and Helen 
Cherry Martin. During the War of the Constitution he 
s;^rved for four years in the 17th N. C. Infantry, and fought 
in many of the battles in East Carolina. Next to his church 
he had a great delight in his association with the veterans 
of the Confederacy, and he was preparing to attend the 
great re-union in Richmond, when a very sudden end came 
to his useful and honorable life. 

He was baptized and confirmed in St. Thomas' Church, 
Bath, and there he found his wife, Margaret Elizabeth Hil- 
ton, daughter of the Rev. Horace Hilton, whose honored 
name for character and service remains among us. 

There remains of his immediate family three children: 
D. H. Martin, of Tillery: Mrs. C, S. Richards, of William- 
ston; and J. W. Martin, of Hamilton; a sister, Mrs. Sallie 
F. Rogers, of Winton, and a daughter in Texas. 

His funeral services were held in St. Martin's Church. 
FJamilton, on May 24th, the Vigil of the Ascension, and 
his body was laid to rest in the church yard, only a few feet 
from the seat he so faithfully and woihtily occupied. "A 
good soldier of Jesus Christ." 




By Richard W. Hogue. 
Do we mark the man within the man — 

Not, mind you, his birth or breed — 
The inside soul of the man Divine 

The whole of his hidden creed? 

Do we see the seed within the shell, 

The germ of the fruit to be. 
The living thing which the hard husk liides 

Till the harvest sets it free? 

D'o we hear the hidden voice of the man, 
In the office, the shop and the street? 

'Tis the call of the man from the all of the man 
In its yearning to be complete. 

When all the severed and scattered parts 

Which we call separate men 
Are linked in the conscious unity 

That brings them peace again. 

Or do we dissect the Body of Christ 

And label each part a man, 
While the quivering soul of the sundered whole 

Of God's great, perfect plan. 

Incarnate in the Living Lord, 

Cries out from far and near. 
From market and slum and prison cell; 

"I am here and here and here! 

1 am everywhere, I am all in all, 

No sect with its segment soul. 
No planet, no man. no nation on earth 

Is safe till My Body is whole." 

the most favorable construction on the motives which may 
influGnce me in my future public transaction;^. 

"The satisfaction arising from the indulgent opinion en- 
tertained by the American people of my conduct, will, I 
t 1 st, !ie some security for preventing me from doing any- 
(Inii'j; which niight .lustly incur the forfeiture of that opin- 
1(11. And the consideration that human happiness and 
inoial duty are inseparab'y connected, will alw;iys continue 
t 1 prompt me to promote the progress of the former, by 
■rrulcating the purities. 

"On this oc-a&ion it would ill become me to conceal the 
ioy I have felt in perceiving the fraternal affection which 
iiiiears to increase every day among the friends of gen- 
uine religion It affoids edifying prospec'ts, indeed, to see 
<"'!:ttians of different denominations dwell together in 
im^io charity, and conduct themselves, in respect to each 
other with a more Christian like si)irit than ever they have 
done in any former age, or in any nation. 

"1 receive, with the greatest satisfaction, your congratu- 
lations on the establishment of the new constitution of 
.government; because I believe its mild, yet efficient, opera- 
tion^ will tend to remove every remaining ai prehension 
of those with whose opinions I may not entirely coincide, 
as well as to confirm the hopes of its numerous friends; 
and becanse the moderation, patriotism and wisdom of the 
present Federal Legislature seem to promise the restora- 
iUin of order and our ancient virtues, — the extension of 
genuine religion — and the Consequent advancement of our 
respectnbility abroad and our s'lbstantial ^nnoiness at 

'I request, most reverend and respectable gentlemen, 
'"it you v/ill accept my coidial thanks for your devout 
•ipplications to the Supreme Ruler of the universe in be- 
half of me. May you, and the people whom you represent, 
be hapov sub.iects of Divine oenediction both here and 
heieafter. (Signed) G. WASHINGTON" 


A controversy as to the religious convictions of George 
Washington — or lack of them — has lately been waged in 
various parts of the country. It is not a new discussion. 
A letter written by Washington, however, has lately been 
discovered which is timely on the 146th anniversary of the 
nation's birth, and gives unmistakable evidence that, what- 
ever his denominational affiliations, the Father of his Coun- 
try had a firm faith in the Christian doctrine. 

In 17S9, Washington havin.g just been elected President, 
the General Convention, of thei Episcopal Church then in 
session, adopted resolutions congratulating him. which 
v/ere forwarded to Washington at Independence Hall, 
Philadelphia, from Old Christ Church where the Church 
Convention was sitting. Washington replied under date of 
-"August 19, 17.S9, in a Communication in which the religious 
note is clear. This letter, which has just been found in 
the records of the Episcopal Church, is as follows: 

"To the Bishops, Clergy and Laity of the Protestant 
Episcopal Church in the States of New York, New .Jersey, 
Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and S'outh 
Carolina, in General Convention Assembled: 

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congratulations on my election to the Chief Magistracy of 
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The Mission Herald. 

Vol. XXXVI. 


No. 10 

A Summary of The Purpose and Accomplishment 

of The General Convention 

Senior Deputy from Ea^ Carolina writes Entertainingly 
of The Portland Convention. 

(By The Rev. R. B. 

It was the motive of "the square deal" which tooK lliat 
Convention so far west from the centre oi' our Ciiurch's 
population, and whicli indicated New Orleans tor its next 
meeting, three years hence; and it was some sucu spirit 
which pervaded the deliberations of the business sessions. 
We don't call it a spirit of Compromise, but rather of 
Brotherhood, Charity , Whatever indications of positive 
and strong difference of opinion appeared in the debates 
of the five hundred earnest men who constituted the 
House of Clerical and Lay Deputies, tliere were very 
few tense moments that were painful, and the prevailing 
atmosphere was that of good-will and co-operation in the 
business of the Church. 

That business had to do with (1) the Worship of the 
Church, and (2) the Work of the Church, and we may add 
(3) with the relation of this Church to other organized 
Christian Bodies. 

1. The Worship of the Church, as directed in our Book 
of Common Prayer, has for several years had the at- 
tention of our legislators. The motive in all this work 
has been to make the Prayer Book Services richer and 
more flexible, by addition of Prayers, Praises and Les- 
sons of Holy Scripture, and by re-casting the Rubrics, 
the directions how the Services are to be rendered. Flex- 
ibility has been sought by changing some Rubrics from 
the mandatory to the permissive, and by suggestion of 
alternative use of Prayer Book contents. Enrichment 
has been sought by addition of new forms, and by re- 
arrangement of old. Here may be included also a change 
of emphasis; for example, tliere has always been in the 
Book of Common Prayer, prayer for the faithful departed; 
now there lias been given more emphasis to that quality 
of our devotions by addition of special clauses, and of 
other prayers expressly voicing such commemoration and 
petition. And here that charitable spirit of the Conven- 
tion, referred to above, appears in making the use of such 
devotions permissive, not compulsory. 

Most of what was done on the Prayer Book cannot take 
effect unless approved by the General Convention three 
years hence. Prayer Book changes which were favorably 
voted on at this Convention cannot be further loi'ised, 
meanwhile, but must be finally adopted or rejected by the 
Convention of 1925. Probably it will be in the Convention 
of 1928 (God willing) that the Revised Prayer Book will 
be issued for use of the Church. 

2. Legislation for the work of the Church, commonly 
so regarded, (for the worship of the Church ought to be 
of its very life), may be cited in reference to the continu- 
ance of The Nation Wide Campaign. 

The business corporation known during the past three 
years as "The Presiding Bishop and Council" is now called 

Drane, D. D.) 

"The National Council," and Bishop Gailor was re-elected 
its executive officer and is to be called "President of the 
National Council,' while our grand old Bishop Tuttle is 
still "The Presiding Bishop," venerable and efficient in 
functions reserved to him, officially, by the Church laws. 
Our Rev. Dr. Milton has been continued as a member of 
the National Council. 

For carrying on the work of the Church during the 
next three years there was adopted the General Church 
Programme, which includes: 1. The Budget; and, 2. 

The Priorities. 

1. The Budget is that part of the Programme which 
has to do with the maintenance of existing work: 2. The 
Priorities, coming after existing work has been cared for, 
consist of particular Projects to which the General Church 
will stand committed as funds become available. There 
are more than seven hundred of these items listed in 
order, of which the first is for $1,500 for a water supply 
for our Mahan, School, in China. 

The total amount asked of the Church for the three 
years is, in round numbers, twenty one million dollars. 

The Convention seemed unanimously in favor of thla 
plan and of these figures. Any one attending the Miss- 
ionary Mass Meetings was bound to favor not only the 
maintenance of present work, but also provision for every 
last one of those priorities. That General Church Pro- 
gram is most interesting reading. 

3. With reference to our relation to other organized 
Christian bodies the Convention refused to join The Fed- 
eral Council of Churches as a constituent member of that 
body, but it voted to continue in some measure of co- 
operation with it through two of our agencies, (a) our 
Commission of the World Conference on Faith and Order, 
and (b) our Department of Christian Social Service. 

With reference to a Concordat with Congregationalista, 
v.e made changes in our Constitution and Canons to fac- 
ilitate the ordination of Congregational Ministers by our 
Bishops. It appeared that there were some such prompted 
by a desire for Unity, without conformity to our Wor- 
ship and Discipline. 

Some other evidence of Christian Unity was given in 
the attendance at our opening Service and participation 
in official function of two Bishops of the Church of Eng- 
land and of two Bishops and two Arch-Bishops of the 
Holy Orthodox Eastern Church, with their chaplains. 
Some of these gave very pathetic, brief accounts of the 
sufferings of Christians in the Near 'Bast. 

Women's Organized Work in the Church was well rep- 
resented in the meetings of St, Barnabas Guild for 
Nurses, Churchwomen's League for Patriotic S'ervice, 
Church Periodical Club, Girls' Friendly Society, Daughters 



ot tlie King^ Deaconesses of the Church, and the Woman's 
Auxiliary. Tiie Woman's Auxiliary Thank-otfering pre- 
sented was $669,126. 

The Children's Birthday Ottering, lor l.ishoij Rowe .'^ 
Work in Alaska, was $7,000. And the amount ol Hie 
Bishop Rowe Foundation Fund was $71,500. Tiie inccme 
trom this is to be used at the discretion of the Bishop 
ot Alaska. 

These offerings were made at gr,\it Missionary Mnsa 
r.leetings, full of de'^iiiu.i and entnu3ia;j:ji. 

It was a fine Cca-eflLion, well -vo. rh its cost in nine, 
money and personal service. 

Church grounds, and an old-fashioned get-together ser- 
\ ice is planned for both morning and afternoon. 

St. Mary's Guild, an^ organization of the young women 
ol the Church, has recently been reorganized with Miss 
iiiiizabeth Tucker as president. The Guild plans to work 
lor the Church and Rectory. A rummage sale was held 
I .1 Saturday October 14th. 


Parish Conference Inaugurates Fall Campaign in Plymouth 

A very successful preaching mission was held in Grace 
Church, Plymouth, the first week in October, The Rev. 
Harry O. Nash, Rector of St. Andrew's Church, Greens- 
boro, was the preacher, and he ^roved to be a most ac- 
ceptable one. Grace Church people held prayer meetings 
i^nd conferences in preparation for the mission, and it 
was thoroughly advertised by a house-to-house canvass 
and a personal invitation to every resident of the town. 
Mr. Nash was prevented from staying the full length of 
time he liad planned, by an attack of appendicitis, but for 
a week he was heard by congregations that were greatly 
uplifted by his Gospel messages. Daily celebrations of 
the Holy Communion and prayer meetings were largely 

At the evening service on the second Sunday in Sep- 
tember a special service was held in Grace Church lor 
the young people who were to leave for school and col- 
lege. The Rector preached a special sermon, and the 
choir rendered special music. Young people from other 
churches joined with the Episcopalians in the service. 

On Wednesday evening October Hth a parish confer- 
ence was held in Grace Church. The Rector outlined the 
plans suggested by the Diocesan leaders and presented 
the 1923 budget of the local church. Committees were 
appointed to assist the Rector in carrying out the plans 
for the fall, culminating in the Every Member Canvass. 

Grace Church is planning to make a real success of 
the District Meeting in Plymouth on Sunday October 29th, 
at which time the Bishop, Mr. Noe and others will be 
here. Roper, Creswell and Columbia people have been in- 
vited to attend, A basket dinner is to be served on the 


October MO is Bishop Whitehead's eightieth biithday. 

-Xovember 4 is Bishop Garrett's ninetieth birthday. 

.lanuary 26 is Bishop Tuttle's eighty-sixth and May 1 
Lhe fitty-sixth anniversary of his consecration. 

November 14 is a date that might be better remembered 
among us, for on that day in 1784 Bishop Seabury was 
ccnseciated, our lirst bishop. It so happens that only 
caie other of our bishops has been consecrated on No_ 
veniber l-l-. Bishop Roots, in 1904. 

Bishop Seabury's father was in Holy Orders 34 years. 
Alter his father's death, Bishop Seabury served in the 
ministry 19 years before his consecration and 11 years 
uiter it. The Bishop's osn, Charles, served for 30 years 
alter the bishop's death; Charles's son, Samuel, for 28 
years after his father's death^ and Samuel's son, William 
for 43 years after his father's death, the five generations 
thus working 165 years as priests of the church, be- 
tween 1730 and 1916 not counting twice the time vvhen 
lather and son were working together. 


The Church of the Holy Cross, Aurora, has started on 
its fall work after a month's vacation. Mr. Brincefield, 
the Rector, spent a part of his vacation at Pamlico Beach, 
and a part with his mother at Salisbury. 

The Sunday School started on the second Sunday in 
September, having closed on the second Sunday in .June, 
and promises to excel any that we have ever had. The 
Sunday School deeply feels the loss of one of its dearest 
childien, Florence Thompson, three-year old daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Thompson, who died on Friday August 
25th. Florence was a faithful attendant, not having missed 
liut one Sunday in a year. 

The Woman's Auxiliary has paid its assessment in full 
for the year, and is now at work on its box work assess- 
ment. It is also active in the collection of funds to com- 
plete the payment of Nation Wide Compaign pledges. 



will to sacrifice and have faith may feel assured that he will 
be rewarded an hundred fold. No field has more opportuni- 
ties; and no harvest is more golden. 

Mr. Cameron Writes Interestingly of His Summer's Work. 

(By the Rev. George F. Cameron.) 

In compliance with a recent request I am giving below 
a brief account of my work at Hope Mills and I.umberton 
this summer. 

As a canlidate for Holy Orders I have been in charge of 
the -"hurch work at Hope Mills and Lumbeiton since the 
18th of last ,Iune; and in this Christian laboratory I have 
spent the happiest and most pleasant summer's vacation of 
niy Mfe. 

I "sed to think that the niinistrv must grow terribly 
nionotonouH sometimes with nothing to do b>;t preach, visit 
the r;.ick. superintend Sunday Schools, etc., but actual expe 
ritnce proves this thought to be wrong. Instead 1 find ii 
to be a life of adventure, and as varying as individuals are 
wont to be. New things are always appearing on the scene, 
and even old problems never look the same. Indeed, it is 
no wonder that old Clergmen are ever interesting and young 
ones fresh to listen to. 

Ai to om work in Hope Mills we should feel greatly en- 
couraged. The work is a.gain fully organized. I feel that 
the organi^.ation is not only prepared to move ihead, but 
is really doing it. I often feel that we have the most de- 
voted church people in the world right here in Hope Mills. 
Yea! they have proved themselves to be worthy of the 
greatest "cross" and able to forge ahead in the fight for 
the spread of Christ's Kingdom. We have had church ser- 
vlc? every Sunday, and every service has been exceedingly 
well attended. Our invulnerable point, I think, is our Sun- 
day School of about thirty-five (35) regular attendants. 
Out of th'.,s thirty-five, there is a Men's Class of ten (10) 
which is surely indicative of health and strength in any 
church organisation. Under our very devoted Superinten- 
dent, Mr G. C. Biggs^ we ?xpect great things during the 
coming year in our Sunday School. 

A few weeks ago we revived the Girls' Fi'iendly Society. 
Many young girls from other denominations showed a keen 
interest; and with Miss Kena Philips as onr Branch Secre- 
tary T expect this to be the largest and most helpful society 
for girls in our community. 

Our church building and Parish House will soon be in 
fair condition, and it is our hope and prayer thai we can 
have a resident minister in the not distant fului-e (o extend 
the Kingdom of Goi in this very interesting and iiotenti d 

In Lumberton we have a different story. Sometimes I 
wish I had nothing to do but curl up under one of its stately 
and shady elms and read and sleep, and then read and 
sleep some more. Indeed, that is just what our church 
work, has been doing there, lo! these many moons. I am 
told that there are some 5,000 people in this very beautiful 
and progressive little city. Our Parish Register shows a 
total of twenty-three (23) communicants. Twenty-three 
EpiscopaMans out of 5,000 people, a goodly number of whom 
are educated and cultured! Can you imagine it? It is no 
theory that the Episcopal Church can appeal to more than 
twenty-thiee out of 5,000 people. Rather it is a fact. 

I found these twenty-three members to be most loyal and 
enthusiastic. I also came in contact with lots of other peo- 
ple who are permanently interested in the Episcopal Church 
in lumberton. Our twenty-three perfectly devoted mem- 
bers there form a nucleus around which can be built one of 
the strongest churches in the Diorese. There is an old say- 
ing that "one swallow does not make a summer." It is 
also trre that one summer does not make a church. It may 
take a life lime, or even generations, to build up this field; 
but I predict that the Lumberton church will some day 
be one of the mighty pillars under our ecclesiastical struc- 
.ture in East Carolina. Any minister who goes there with a 


School Doing Most Important Work in Training of Boys. 

Editor's Note: The following write-up of the Patterson 
School was published in the ne^vspapers in connection with 
a meeting of Convocation there. We are glad tu find space 
for its reproduction, for we know from personal knowledge 
that this is one of the finest Church Institutions anywhere. 

It must be reported that it was an astonishment to the 
\ isitors to find such a promising establishment as here, 
after these twelve or mere years, this school has attained 
to. Is it too well known that the- late Hon. Samuel Leger- 
wcod Patterson and his wife provided the church with this 
IJroperty, the old Palmyra homestead, with 1.350 acres of 
land, 300 along the Yadkin — the Happy Valley — the remain- 
der in pasture, orchard and timber, and the old mill on 
r.uffalo Creek? Much has been gradually added, until now 
there is provision for from about 15 boys, at first_ to easily 
70, there being now some 30. This increase of students is 
through that splendid building, the Gard Memorial dormi- 
tory, the foundation and inspiration and larger part of 
vi hlch came of the bounty of Mrs. C. E. Gard, of Lenoir, 
who gave all that she had to compass this end. This is a 
brief statement of facts and conditions revealed to some 
who attended the convocation, and should be known to our 
people far and wide. It is a trust to the Episcopal Church, 
not for itself, but for all our people, and it makes an im- 
partial effort to discharge it. 

Before the close of the convocation the following resolu- 
tions were unanimously adopted by a rising vote; 

"Resolved, that we, the members of the convocation of 
Morganton, being duly assembled, acquainted ourselves 
with the acquirements and conditions of the Patterson 
School do hereby place on record our deliberate .iudgment 
ccncerning it. In terms and specifications as follows: 

"L That the Wisdom and the good will of the founders of 
(Ms institution, the late S. L. Patterson and his wife, were 
of the spirit of both divine and human progress among our 
j>eop1e of the mountains, and in thankfulness to our Lord 
we cherish their memory. 

"2. That the history of the school, thus far, is one shot 
through with an heroic struggle, out of which-like, alone, 
can spiing the fruits of discipline, restraint and wholesome 
development: a struggle most trying, often discouraging, 
\et ever endured with an admirable fortitude. 

"3. That we wish now to take note especially of the 
courageous and efficient efforts of the Rev. Hugh A. D'obbin 
and his wife, who, for more than nine years, have labored 
to keep this school afloat and along; who have honestly, un- 
selfishly sought to serve its interests, and we hereby assure 
tliem of our confidence and sincere support. 

"4. Tl'.at we also take account of the generous, the noble 
gift of Mrs. C. B. Gard, who even while she lives to witness 
and rejoice in its blessed fruits, has established this goodly 
building as a memorial of her cherished husband, that In 
Iiehalf of an our people we express to her our warmest 
thanks; that we commend her Christian example, and that 
we heartily Invoke upon her the constant, loving care of 
onr Father. 

■5. That we finally assure the Bishop of our filial fellow- 
ship with him in this and other like efforts to provide for 
our shut-off boys and girls of the highlands the benefits of 
a common-sense. Christian training in life and industry, 
and that we commend the Bishop and Principal Dobbin 
and .ill the similar undertakings In our district, to the good 
A^ ill of the public, and to the guidance and benediction of 
that wisdom which is from above." 

THE missio:n" iieeald. 


October l;,t, 1922. 
To Treasurers of Parishes and Missions: 

The following information is given you for the con- 
sideration of your vestry and members:' (Even figures 
are used for convenience). 
The amount of pledges, payable to date, by par- 
ishes and missions, being nine months pro 

rata, is Sf.'>9,000.()() 

And there has been paid 34,000.00 

And there is now due $2.5,000.00 

Enough money has been received, since my former ccm- 
munication, to enable the payment of September stipends. 
There is still pressure for payment of a note in bank, past 
due, and of a balance" due the General Board, the two 
amounting to $8,000. In addition to this debt, provision 
must be made for the payment of stipends, salaries, and 
other expenses, for October, requiring an additional 

Tt is obvious that pledges must be paid or expenses 
curtailed. The non-payment by parishes and missions of 
their pledges, whatever the cause, necessarily results in 
non-payment by the Diocese of its obligations. If it be 
inability on the part of parishes and missions, it produces 
inability with inescapable certainty for the Diocese, if 
the situation can not be remedied, there is but one alter- 
native — a radical reduction of expenditures, which means 
retrenchment— regrettable as to individual interests af- 
fected—discouraging and unfortunate as to cessation of 
all forward work. Your Treasurer has been optimistic— 
has heretofore refused to believe that such a condition 
could possibly ensue. He still trusts that it will not be 
permitted to continue — the solution is in the hands of the 
membership. Sincerely yours, 

THOS. D. MEARES, Treasurer. 





After one month as Superintendent, I am convinced that 
one of the great needs is for a Recreational, Social and 
Field Worker, these three different departments being 
combined in one. There is now available, I believe, just the 
person for this work_ Miss Ellen Lay, a graduate of the 
University of North Carolina, who ha^:-, specialized in 
Sociology and Recreation, a young woman of intelligence 
and .great capacity for leadership, who would be a very 
valuable addition to the s»:aff of the Thompson Orphan- 

As Recreational director, she would plan and super- 
vise programs of ph„-vj:r;l education and recreation bcth 
for out of doors and also for indoors. All efficient play- 
grounds are provided with supervisors, and these children 
need especially to be taught how to play. This work 
would include the getting up af amateuj- theatricals, stunt 
nights, and all kinds of contests. 

As Social worker, she would make a thorough investi- 
gation of all cases before they are brought to the Or- 
phanage, which would effectually do away with the re- 
ceiving of unworthy cases. She would also make cer- 
tain that children, whose restoration to a home was con- 
templated, would be assured of the proper kind of a 
home in which to be received. 

As Field Worker, she would do definite work in trying 
to reconstruct homes In cases of doubt as to the ad- 
visability of receiving a child, even though the applica- 
tion has been duly and properly filled out^ she would 
be able to make certain whether or not the child should 

be taken, before it has been brought to the Orphanage, 
In addition, she would try to follow up children who hav€ 
left the Orphanage and make them feel that they still 
have a "Home" to turn to, and some friends who are still 
watching over them and always glad to see them, 

The Executive Committee feels the need of such a 
worker and will provide room and board, but is not in a 
position at present to provide the salary. 

A second crying need, in my opinion, is for a central 
laundry plant with modern machinery for doing the work 
(luickly and well. It does not seem right to me to see 
voung girls scrubbing grimy overalls which are impossible 
•:o get clean save in a laundry. Then there is the much- 
multiplied expense of maintaining these several "wash 
rooms" with much of the washing sent to the city laun- 
dry anyway, and also an allowance made to all the mat- 
rons and teachers for their laundry. If it could all be 
drne at a central plant^ it would be much more economical 
find satisfactory in every way. Furthermore, there are 
net very many older girls who can do the washing, and 
Consequently this work falls on a very few, which is not 
just or fair. Also, in case of rainy weather, there is no 
jilace to hang the clothes to dry them after they have 
been washed. Therefore, for the health of these girls and 
for the sake of the economy, I am hoping some good 
friend may find it a happiness to equip the Orphanage 
\\ ith a modern laundry plant. 

The third and last .great need, it seems to me, is for 
tv.o modern and sanitary buildings to take the place of 
the old Thompson Hall. Besides the unsanitary condition 
of this old building and its very poor arrangement for 
light and heat, it is much overcrowded and the smaller 
boys and girls ought to have a building to themselves. It 
has occurred to me that this presents a splendid oppor- 
tunity to recognize the twenty-four years of faithful and 
devoted work of the Rev. Walter .T. Smith, the second 
Superintendent of the Institution. What more fitting 
memorial could be erected than a modern cottage for these 
boys and girls, whom he loved and served these many 
years? One of these contemplated cottages might he 
called the New Thompson Cottage, and the other the 
V\'alter .T. Smith Memorial Building or Cottage. 

T therefore am appending to this statem-ent of the chief 
needs, as they present themselves to me, a form or pledge, 
which I earnestly pray may be widely used so that we 
may be able, at once, to provide this necessary equip- 
ment for the forward work of your Orphanage, and for 
the happiness and well being of these children entrusted 
to our care. 

I hereby agree to give to the Thompson Orphanage, 

Charlotte, N. C, the sum of $ to be used for the 

following purpose, or purposes: 

Recreational Director ( ) 

Central I^aundry Plant ( ) 

New Thompson Cottage ( ) 

Walter .T. Smith Cottage ( ) 



The essential thing in preparing for an effective can- 
vass is the organization of the diocese. An illustration 
heard at a recent colored Convocation will explain the 
point. A colored servant was driving with his master 
along a farm road and, grasping his whip, he said: 
"Marse Charlie, T can take dis whip and snap dat bee 
out 'o dat flower and not hurt de flower." He did it. A 
little later he said: "See dat fly on de horse's ear? I 
can snap dat fly off and not tech, de horse's ear." lie 
did that and the horse did not feel the touch of the whip. 
A short time after, his master saw a hornet's nest. 
".Tim," he said, "can you snap that hornet off without 
touchijig the next?" "Naw suh, Marse Cna"lie." said 
Jim "dem hornets is unified." 



This is a recent picture of the children and staff o f the Thompson Orphanage. 

Mr. Wheeler, the new superintendent, is seen in th e upper left hand corner, with clerical suit on. 


Enormous Amount of Publicity Given To The General 

An outstanding feature of the Portland Convention was 
the wide-spread publicity given to its proceedings in the 
columns of the newspaper press of the country. The 
bare statistics in this connection tell their own story. In 
the first place, the Convention had advance auvcitising 
such as no General Convention has ever had before in 
the history of the Church. The Publicity Department ar- 
rived in Portland with 2,500 columns of newspaper clip- 
pings dealing directly and by name with the important 
gathering which was about to assemble and the vital 
matters which awaited its consideration. In addition to 
this were 2,500 columns of clippings of news matter 
covering every phase of the work of the Church whose 
47th General Convention was about to meet. 

On this foundation were laid the plans for securing the 
widest possible publicity for the ensuing deliberations of 
the body. The entire plant of the Publicity Department 
was shipped in bulk to Portland. It was set up in a 
press headquarters immediately at the rear of the stage 
in the Portland Auditorium, where, in two rooms^ one 
for the working staff and the other for the use of the 
representatives of the press, there was constant activity 
from the day of the assembling of the conference of 
Bishops, August 30, until the final scenes of the Con- 
vention on September 23rd. In addition to tnc repre- 
sentatives of the religious press of the country there 
came the special correspondents of a group of great met- 
ropolitan newspapers, as well as staff men of the four 
big press associations. 

The task of the Publicity Department was to supply 
these news writers with every essential written docu- 
ment which proceeded from the gathering, as well as to 
interpret the various acts of the Convention, to insure 
the comfort and convenience of the correspondents and 
to facilitate in every possible way the prompt and ef- 
ficient handling of the great mass of news which broke 
on all sides throughout the period of the Convention. 

The results of the Department's work speak foj- them- 
selves, Never in the history of the Church have its ac- 
tivities been reported, in the secular press in such gen- 
erous and amazing volume or with greater or more uni- 
form accuracy. Counting the preliminary conference of 

the Bishops, the Convention of 1922 lasted through a per- 
iod of thirty days, in that time the Portland newspapers 
alone printed over 500 columns of news stories and il- 
lustrations referring to the proceedings. The illustra- 
tions were an especially notable feature, and included, in 
addition to hundreds of single photographs of important 
personages m attendance upon the Convention, great 
group photographs of the House of Bishops, the House oi 
Deputies and the Woman's Auxiliary — this pictorial dis- 
play aioue representing an expenditure of $5,000 by the 
enterprising Portland newspapers. 


(By the Rev. H. A. Cox) 

The work at the Church of the Ascension was begun 
by Rev. Thomas P. Noe some ten years ago, At that time 
there was no church of any communion in that southern 
section of Wilmington, and Mr. Noe, then Rector of the 
Church of the Good Shepherd, deemed it an absolute 
necessity to provide for the religious needs of the people 
in that part of town., Accordingly, a building was erected 
in the shape of a private residence to be used for public 
worship. As the work grew from year to year, this struc- 
ture was remodelled to meet the growing needs. The 
front porch was torn away, a vestibule and steeple put 
up to make an external churchly appearance. The inter- 
ior was also changed. A S'unday School room wag par- 
titioned off, a sanctuary improvised, and two very small 
vestry rooms provided for the vested choir. This is the 
building as it appears in the picture. 

The Church of the Ascension was started in that sec- 
tion of the city ten years before any other communion 
ever entered it. Up until two years ago, the services 
were conducted by clergy and laymen of the city who 
were available. The building was packed with people at 
every service^ almost from its very beginning. The peo- 
ple were interested in the church; they loved the ser- 
vice. They came eager to hear and learn. 

Two years ago the Ascension had its first regular min- 
ister to give his entire time to the work, and since that 
time the church has grown very rapidly. There are now 
about ninety on the Sunday School roll, with an average 
attendance of sixty. There are five active organizations 
over one hundred confirmed members. There are 
taking part in some phase of the work. 


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Plymouth, N. C. 


Dr. Drane's admirable article on the General Convention, 
recently held in Portland, Oregon, which we present as 
the leading article of this month^ dispels a suspicion 
which has slowly crept into the mind of the writer as 
he has read in newspaper and church periodical accounts 
of the Convention. Mr. Noe's account of the Convention's 
approval of the forward program presented by the National 
Council also helps. When one reads today that the House 
of Bishops has taken certain action, which is reversed to- 
morrow by the House of Deputies, and vice versa, one 
despairs of getting anywhere with such a large and un- 
wieldy body. When we see the timidity with which the 
Bishops, clergy and laymen approach questions that seem 
to us to be pressing for immediate solution, we feel im- 
patient. When Prayer Book revision seems to be pushed 
farther into the future, and hope of final agreement in- 
definitely deferred, we feel a certain amount of hopeless- 
ness. But Dr. Drane sifts the results in such a way as 
to enable us to see that real progress has been made. He 
makes us see that in the matter of Prayer Book revision, 
for instance, that we must proceed slowly if the result is 
to meet with general approval and secure the devoted ad- 
^herence of the rank and file of churchmen, hjs con- 
clusion that the result was worth the tremendous price 
will meet with general approval. Mr. Noe's analysisi of 
the temper of the Convention as regards the Program of 
advancement is a hopeful commentary on the spirit of unity 
which seems to prevail in the Church from the Atlantic to 
the Pacific. The absence of that partizan feeling which 


Though the editor of the Presbyterian Standard did his 
best to lemove every taint of submission to the wiles 
of Episcopacy in a recent editorial commending our Pen- 
sion Fund, he finds himself in trouble. Carefully using 
the antiseptic of disavowal of anytliing like complete 
approval of the Protestant Episcopal Church, and care- 
iiilly diluting his praise with some well chosen criticism 
01 us, he nevertheless oftends. He records in a subse- 
quent editorial the receipt of the following letter: 

■ft your editorial of September 13th is your standard 
oi' what a Presbyterian t-hurch should be, I want none 
01 it. The Episcopal Church, that you hold up as a pat- 
tern of what a Chuich ought to be is to me contrary to 
the teachings of Our Lord and Master, and the sooner 
we get rid of such teachers, the better it will be for the 
Church. You will therefore discontinue sending me your 
paper, and strike my name from your columns as a sub- 
scriber." What an unhappy sequel. 

We quote the offending editorial, which holds us up as an 
example, and we offer our brother editor our sympathy 
over the financial sacrifice he makes in championing us: 

"In many respects we would not like to take the 
Iipiscopal Church as an examples to live by. There are 
tome things about its views that we do not like. For 
example, it makes more religious forms than our Scotch 
nature approves, and its doctrine of Apostolic succession 
has always seemed to us untenable, when tested by com- 
mon sense. 

"On the other hand it is a church free from the ex- 
travagances of religion, and its worship in its otitward 
form has a dignity that is bound to command respect. It 
appeals to a large class of people who could never feel 
at home in other churches. 

"Its supposed assumption of superiority over some of 
the other churches is offset by the fact that within its 
communion in ages past there have been many saints 
who have brought the churches into their debt by their 
wiitings, and even now we find many at whose feet we 
gladly sit, to learn lessons of resignation, as well as 

"This great old church has set us an example along 
other lines which will appeal to those who are facing old 
.ige with a dependent tamily and no provision lor tlie 
future. It is stated that the Protestant Episcopal Church 
leads iii the care of its aged ministers. There are 627 
beneficiaries who receive .$650 pei' annum, and when they 
(lie, the widow receives $1,000 and is put on the pension 

"Then in collecting the sums subscribed to this fund 
they are also examples. Thus far the payments have 
fallen only 2 1-2 per cent below the subscription, a most 
amazing record. 

"The religion that recognizes the duty of debt-paying 
is the religion that impresses the world and that will 
in the end win." T. P., Jr. 


August shows another decrease in receipts on account 
of the Nation-Wide Campaign. The decrease for the 
month of August is $53,030 as compared with the month 
of August, liill. This brings the decrease in receipts of 
the last eight months to $192,937.4-2 below the Correspond- 
ing period last year. The decrease of September 1, 1921, 
was only $2,300.86. 

Another loan of $190,000 has been negotiated. 
Sincerely yours, 
LEWIS B. FRANKLIN, Treasure!. 



Personal Items. 

'O live ye by the Kalendar, 
And with the good ye dwell; 
The Spirit that came down on them, 
Will Lighten you as well." — Bishop Coxe. 

Oct. 22 — Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity (Green) 

28 — S. S. S'imon and Jude (Red) 

29 — Twentieth SYinday after Trinity (Green) 

Nov. 1— .'^Lll Saint's Day (White) 

5 — Twenty-first Sunday after Trinity (Green) 

12 — Twenty-second Sunday after Trinity (Green) 

19 — Twenty-third Sunday after Trinity (Greenj 


As we read the statements that are sent from the dio- 
cesan treasurer's office these days we are moved to ques- 
tion the accuracy with which the delegates to Coui'.cil 
were able to gauge the spirit of the people. At Council 
the question of retrenchment was squarely faced and the 
delegates said by their votes, if not by speech, that the 
people back home were not ready to confess their inability 
to keep the pace. So Mr. Meares, who holds the purse, 
was instructed to proceed with the payments on the basis 
of pledges. Now Mr. Meares finds himself in an uncom- 
fortable position. He has been paying out when the 
people back home have not been paying in. This state of 
affairs cannot go on indefinitely. The time has come 
when we will have to base expenditures, not on what we 
hope the people will do, but on what they actually do. It is 
a distinctly uncomfortable situation to face; it is a confes- 
sion of failure. Some East Carolina clergymen will face the 
winter with the prospect of greatly reduced salaries. Some 
workers will have to be dropped from the payroll. Unless 
the Episcopalians of East Carolina rally to the cause, it 
must suffer. T. P., Jr. 


We are publishing elsewhere a letter sent by Mr. Meares 
the diocesan treasurer, to parochial treasurers calling 
their attention to the situation in his office. We find place 
here for the reproduction of a personal letter to the editor 
of the Mission Herald. We call special attention to the 
last paragraph of the letter: 

Rev. Theodore Partrick, Jr., 

Plymouth, N. C. 
Dear Mr. Partrick: 

Your favor of the 21st came duly to hand, but as I was 
forwarding the checks that day I thought possibly the 
receipt of that would be accepted as, a pro-tanto answer. 

I have been very optimistic heretofore in regard to the 
parishes and missions coming up measurably to their 
pledges, and have steadily opposed any movement to- 
wards retrenchment. But I am, losing confidence. With 
forty per cent of the pledges unpaid, with the Diocese 
heavily in debt, a new status for it to occupy, there must 
be a payment of the pledges, or there must be retrench- 
ment — severe and painful, and discouraging and retro- 
active as to the many good undertakings we have been 

Enough was sent in to enable me to pay the September 
stipends, but it will require some $12,000 to pay our debts 
and see us through October, and by the close of that 
month, there will be another $5,000.00 of pledges accrued. 

If the moving pictures were complaining, I might be- 
lieve that much of the shortage is due to inaoimy, but 
there seems to be no lack of money in many places for 
feasting and frolic. 

With best wishes, 

Sincerely yours, 

THOS. D. MEARES, Treasurer. 

His friends and relatives in East Carolina will be In- 
terested to learn that the Rev. 1. Harding Hughes, who 
V. ith his father is conducting a boy's school in Raleigh, 
iias recently been made editor of the Carolina Churchman, 
succeeding the Rev. C. A. Ashby. The Carolina Church- 
man is the organ of the Diocese of North Carolina. Mr. 
Hughes is of E'ast Carolina stock, his forebears being 
1 lominent as clergy and laity in this Diocese. 

Mrs. J. W. Herritage, wife of the Rev. J. W. Herritage, 
D. D., Rector of St. Joseph's Churchy Fayetteville, has 
recently had a very serious illness. It is hoped that her 
recovery will be; rapid. 

At the last meeting of the Minister's Association in 
Red Springs, the Rev. Thos. F. Opie was elected chair- 
man. The Association is made up of white and colored 
ministers of all the Churches of Red Springs and sur- 
rounding territory. It meets monthly. 

The Rt. Rev. Thomas C. Darst, Bishop of East Carolina, 
was present at the consecration of the Rev. E.. A. Penick 
as Bishop co-adjutor of the Diocese of North Carolina, in 
Si. Peter's Church, Charlotte, on Sunday Ocober 15th. 
Bishop Tuttle, Presiding Bishop of the Church, was un- 
able to attend, and Bishop Cheshire, of the Diocese of North 
Carolina acted as senior consecrator. Bishop Penick will 
be remembered in this Diocese, as he made an address at 
the Council in Edenton in 1921. 

The Rev. W. R. Noe^ one of the deputies to the General 
Convention, writing of the banquet held in Portland by 
alumni of the Virginia Seminary, mentions the interest- 
ing lact that ten members of his class at the Seminary 
were deputies to the Convention. 

One of the Portland newspapers carried a large picture 
of the East Carolina delegation to the General Conven- 
tion. It was stated that East Carolina was a serious con- 
tender for honors, as it sent to the Convention one of the 
largest delegations in Portland. Mr. Noe, in his article 
this month, mentiones the fact, that there were 31 rejire- 
sentatives of this Diocese present. 

The Rev. George E. Manson, in charge of the Church in 
Bertie County, was quite ill the first of September, ana 
was ordered by his physician to go north for a few weeks. 
He spent some time at Portland, Maine, and has returned 
to his home in Windsor in splendid sihape for nis fall 

The Rev. J. W. Heyes, who for some time has been 
working under the direction of the Rev. J. D. MacKinnon, 
in the churches near New Bern^ left in September to join 
the student body of the Virginia Seminary. He will spend 
a year there in further preparation for his ministry. Mr. 
Heyes was ordained to the diaconate this summer. He 
was very popular with the people of New Bern and sur- 
rounding country, and on leaving that field he was much 
complimented by the press on his splendid work. 


Those paying one dollar: Mrs. C. B., Griffin, Edmund 
Alexander, Mrs. C. H. Bascom, Hardy Johnson. Total 

Those paying more than one dollar: W. M. Butt, $2.00; 
Mrs. F. C. Saunders, $2.00. 

Grand total $8.00??? ?? 



Diocesan News. 


The fall meeting of the Convocation of Edenton is to be 
held this year with Emmanuel Church, Farmville, on 
November 7th and 8th, according to a tentative announce- 
ment. The Rev. Alfred Taylor, lecently resigned Rector 
of Trinity, Hertford, is dean of the Convocation, but in his 
absence from the Diocese arrangements are being made 
Lor the Convocation by the Rev. Howard Alligood, secre- 
t.ary, and the Rev. A. C. D. Noe, the host. An interesting 
program is being arranged, and special interest is being 
manifested in this meeting on account of the expected 
presence of several delegates to the General Convention, 
who will tell of the Convention's work. Mrs. Richard 
Williams, president ot the women's work in this Convoca- 
tion, has written the Mission Herald that she is busy ar- 
ranging a good program. A special effort will be made 
to have a delegation from all of the churches and 

The new missionary work undertaken at Lake Phelps 
by the Rev. Charles E. Williams, minister-in-charge of 
the Church at Cresweli and Columbia, mention of which 
was made in the September issue of this paper, has 
pi oven very popular. On a recent Sunday Mr. Williams 
baptized a number of young people. He is maintaining 
a Sunday School and is giving regular preaching services 
in a building on the Somerset farm, former home of the 
C'ollins family, prominent in the affairs of the Church 
for many years preceding the Civil "War.. Mr. "Williams 
is reaching a great many people who have never en- 
joyed the regular ministrations of any church. 

A friend of the Mission Herald, thoroughly agreeing 
v/ith us that the work being done by St. Paul's School, 
Beaufort, is very fine, calls our attention to the fact 
that the school is not a Church school, as stated in the 
article written by the editor of this paper. We had no 
tiiouglit of stating that the school was under the direct 
supervision of the Church, but that it is operated and 
maintained largely^ if not entirely, by Church people. 
The school is owned and operated by Mrs. Geffroy. 


Rev. Theodore Patrick^ Jr., 

Plymouth, N. C. 
My Dear Theodore: 

Just a word to correct a mistake that rests in your mind 
and printed in the last Mission Herald. 

The pictures I am showing each Sunday night in Christ 
Church are not MOVING pictures as you head the article 
I wrote. They are STILL pictures, each one flashed on 
the screen separately and stays there while I explain 
or preach until the signal for the next picture. These 
pictures are copies of many of the world's masterpieces on 
Bible subjects. They are shown by a stereopticon and 
not by a motion picture machine. 

I have had quite a few letters of inquiry regarding this 
pictorial work evidently because of the Mission Herald or 
the local papers. 

With best wishes, Fraternally, 


Apropos of meeting all sorts of h.umans at summer 
conferences, a girl writes from China, ' Mothers are the 
same the world over. They all mend you up and send 
you back to school in the fall whether your name is 
Dorothy or Ping Ann." 


Fifty-one missionaries sent out duiing tlie lirr-t fn'a 
months of 1922. 

Sunday School offerings last year amouu'e.l to more 
tlian $288,000. 

The Church's trust funds now amount to m'^t than 

Some United Thank Offerings: 1913, $306,496; 1916, 
$353,619; 1919, $468,060; 1922, $669,126. 

"Take away what is given by the women and children 
and people who have died, and we should be set back 

The Convention was visited by representatives of the 
Orthodox Churches of Syria, Palestine, Russia and 

Our Church colleges have given us seventy-three bishops 
and more than 2,000 priests. 

The Bishop Rowe Fund has reached $71,000. The 
pDmery Memorial Fund, $93,000. 

Clergy salaries during the last two years increased 
more than $2,400,000. 


"The Force of Intercession," by Conrad H. Goodwin. 
The Stratford Publishing Co., Boston, Mass., publishers. 
Price $2.00. 

In this book Mr. Goodwin has made a real contribution 
to the subject of intercessory prayer. He frankly states 
the difficulties that beset men when they reverently 
question the value and rationale of intercessory prayer, 
and answers them in a manner that will carry convic- 
tion to the reader., He treats the subject from many 
angles, and throws light on them all. 

Mr. Goodwin finds in the relationship existing between 
God and men the secret both of the need of prayer and 
of its value. Intercessory prayer is the continuing spirit 
and power of the Incarnation. Evolving this conception, 
he says in part: "God's incarnate plan was that men 
should communicate to each other, in God's presence, the 
Spirit who had won men in His earthly life. If God can- 
not use men as His plan of redeeming the race then the 
plan of the Incarnation fails. But unless that plan is 
limited to the physical presence of man with man, inter- 
cession is a great agency of spiritual reach and fulness 
little appreciated and used. Our Lord said much more 
about using our faith than He did about using our phy- 
sical powers and senses. And He showed that faith has 
no physical limits. The reach of our faith — actual, living 
faith — towards men is the unchecked; untrammeled per- 
sonal medium which God seeks to use to possess men 
everywhere with the Spirit of His Incarnation. Inter- 
cession is the belief that we can share the One Spirit 
of the Universal Man with all men." 

The book will be of real help to those who seek a 
deeper grasp of the whole subject of intercessory prayer, 
but one could wish that it had a more devotional tone. 
It is not argumentative, but it leaves us a little cold — 
if convinced. T. P., Jr. 

"I am perfectly confident," said the Bishop of Spring- 
field in his convention address^ "that we can do any- 
thing we set out to do, but I am appalled by the fact that 
we set out to do so little. I have made monthly ap- 
peals, in the diocesan paper, for your prayers and your 
gifts. In just what measure you offered your prayers I 
do not know. The gifts have been tew in number " 





Possibly the only church in the diocese that can boast 
of hand-painted windows is St. Matthew's, Maxton. For a 
Icng time the windows have been a matter of concern, 
as the ' vitrophane" with which they were covered years 
ago had faded — ^making a bad appearance and letting into 
the church a disagreeable glare.. 

Two of the ladies of the congregation, Mrs. E. L. Mc- 
Cormac and Miss Carrie Lee Shaw, recently picked up a 
bit of information from traveling representatives of a 
stained-glass concern and set about to paint the church 
v/indows. This they did in a most artistic and pleasing 
way, saving the cost of the work, possibly $500 as es- 
timated, and also transforming the entire appearance and 
atmosphere of the edifice. Those who were most skep- 
tical at first are loudest in their praise of the splendid 
work of the women. 

The windows were blocked off in borders and conven- 
tional patterns and were painted with skill and excellent 
taste. In fact they would do credit to any professional 
concern dealing in stained-glass church windows, and are 
much more churchly and pleasing to the eye than are the 
average church windows in the small churches of the 
country. They are of a prevailing brownish green and 
shed a light that is at once soft and pleasing to the sight. 

On the Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity, rollowing the 
rector's vacation the Rev. Thos. P. Opie read the follow- 
ing sentence of dedication over the new windows: "We 
dedicate and christen these windows to the honor and 
glory of God and His Son, Jesus Christ, in grateful ap- 
preciation of the consecrated and loving service of those 
who made their transformation possible. May they ever 

inspire us lo beautify and adorn life wherever it may be 
dull, flat or unlovely for those about us. In the name of 
the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. Amen." 


Laymen Active lin This Church 

(By the Rev. A. C. D. Noe) 

During the three-year period of the Nation Wide Cam- 
paign, Emmanuel Church, Farmville, has made a remark, 
able record. It has paid its campaign pledge in ful- 
bought new pews and lights for the Chiircn, and almost 
doubled its communicant list. Its pay men lo for dl] pur- 
poses during these three years have averaged about $50 
per communicant. Ft has or. active Woma?. .< Auxiliary, 
to which nearly every woman ot the Church belongs. It 
has an active and enthusiastic Churchmen's Club, to 
which practicaly every adult male member of the Church 
belongs, and a Sunday School larger than the member- 
ship. It also has a hustling .Junior Auxiliary. 

The laymen and Rector have opened a Sunday School 
at Bollard's Cross Roads, half way between Greenville and 
Farmville. There were 53 members present the Sunday 
before this was written. 

The Rector conducts a moving picture Sunday Schoo\ 
every Sunday afternoon in the Farmville theatre, and on 
a recent Sunday there were 200 present. All told, this 
little Church, which three years ago had a handfull of 
members, is reaching on every Sunday more than three 
hundred adults. 




Mr. Noe Writes of An interesting Pliase of Convsiiliion 

(By the Rev. W. R. Noe) 

It is no easy thing to select from the three week's con- 
tinuous sessions of the General Convention the items that 
would most interest our readers in East Carolina, and, 
indeed, I would not venture to do so. if I did not know 
that our Church and daily papers have carried very full 
reports of the work accomplished at Portland. 

Overshadowing even the Prayer Book Revision, the ijre- 
sentation of the Program for the next trienniuni cmated 
Ijrofound interest. 

When Bishop Gailor, as President of the National 
Council, summarized the accomplishments of the Xatioii- 
Wide Campaign, we realized that true success had been 
achieved. He told how the old deficit of the Board cf 
Missions of $920,246.00 had been reduced to $567,291.00; 
how| the entire initial expense of the Nation-Wide Cam- 
paign had been paid, and the entire budget of the Con- 
tinental Domestic Missionary Bishops met. This meant 
an expenditure of $689,653.,00 in 1920; of $768,198.00 in 1921 
js contrasted with $230,695.47 in 1919. 

The Department of Missions reports sending to Do- 
mestic and Foreign Fields during 1920, 80 missionaries; 
in 1921, 72 missionaries, and this year, up to and in- 
cluding May, 51 missionaries, a total increase of 203 
missionaries; while the salaries of the clergy based on 
the Church Pension Fund reports have increased $2,415,- 
000.00 during the same period. But, best result of all — 
"the spiritual life of our membership and the InxeiAjfct 
in public worship and the Forward Movement of the 
whole Church has been more pronounced than at any 
time in our history." 

The Nation-Wide Campaign is still to go on, though 
the name will be changed to "The Field Department" of 
the General Church. The same departments under the 
leadership of practically the same consecrated officers 
will direct the work for the next three years. 

The Program presented to the General Convention in- 
volved a large Budget, with a series of extra-budget items, 
816 in number, fixed in order of priority, and so called 
the "Priorities." For these purposes the people will be 
asked to contribute during the next triennium $19,500,- 
000.00. The quota for our Diocese will not be as large 
as during the past three years, which will relieve the 
strain under which we have labored and enable us to ex- 
pend more for our local needs. 

The Budget proper calls for the maintenance uf the 
existing work of the General Church in Missions, Relig- 
ious Education and Christian Social Service throughout 
the world. It will require in the three years $12,600,000.00 
to maintain this work — 51 per cent for work "under the 
flag;" 49 per cent for work in foreign lands. 

The advance work which the various Departments and 
Dioceses have mapped out as urgently needed is grouped 
under the "Priorities" and calls for $8,399,071.00 — 82 per 
cent of this, when raised, will be spent for work in our 
own country and 18 per cent for foreign work. 

Our people should clearly understand that the first 
monies raised will go to the Budget proper, that is, to the 
maintenance of the current work. After that the 
"Priorities" win receive attention in order. Any person 
wishing to give to priorities direct can do so. It was an- 
nounced at Portland that the first priority had already 
le(-n taken. This arrangement will enable those who are 
deeply interested in any special work to designate the 
destination of their gift. Care must be exercised, of 
course, to first meet the current exjieuM s of the (""hurch. 
The National Council has taken th" \'eiy greatest pre- 
eautions guarding against unwise cr wasteful expendi- 

turts, and we must give them the monev to carry on their 

The whole program will be found very interesting and 
when received by the Rectors and Parish Chairmen we 
hope it will be carefully studied. 

The fact that this program with its Budget and 
Priorities received the unanimous support of the General 
Convention without material change or objection^ is a 
reiiiorkable proof that the \>hole Church has decided on 
a regressive mov -'.■i-;;. t 

'j hero were 3' le;-' te-jiatives at Portland from the 
Di( c'ese of East Carolina. They iia/h retimed to our 
d;. cese with enlargai vis'on of the C'?urch"s Mission, and 
witl a stronger faith in ue future cf ino Church. And 
Laving reconsecrated lucmselves to the service of the we believe taiir :nfluence v/i'l pertp.e.j.'c through 
all our parishes and inicsions, and that tne whole Dio- 
cese will receive a tpir'iial blessing i'r&m the 47th Gen- 
eral Convention. 


Other News of St, John's Church* Wilmington 

The following were received by transfer during Sep- 
tember: Mr. and Mrs. H. O. S'kipper, from St. John's 
Church, Florence, S. C; Mrs. A. B. Darden and son, from 
Trinity Church, Asheville; Mrs. Leon Mason, from the 
Church of the Good Shepherd, Wilmington; Miss Mabel 
Mallett and Mr. Ethelbert Mallett, from Christ Church, 
\/alnut Grove. 

Mrs. Harriet E, Bagby, a communicant of St. John's, 
died September 13th. The funeral service was conducted 
here and the body was taken to New Bern for interment. 
Two daughters, Mrs. C. E. Mason, of St. John's Parish, 
Mrs. W. M. Creasey, of St. James' Parish; two sons, 
X^'alter K. Bagby, of Washington, D. C, and Charlie Bagby, 
o) Kinston, survive. The Parish extends sympathy to 

Miss Kate F. Curtis, formerly of Lincolnton, passed 
away in Wilmington on the Feast of St. Michael and All 
Angels. She wasi beloved of many because of her sweet 
Christian character. Her brother, Mr., M. A. Curtis, is a 
member of St. John's parish, and for him and those who 
mourn their loss, prayers were offered at the Sunday 

St. John's Mission in Brooklyn, has reopened for fall 
and winter activities, under the direction of Mrs. Dunham, 
to whose faithful labors is largely due the success of the 
work there. There is the regular Church School on Sun- 
day afternoon with Mr. Hatchell as Superintendent; a 
singing class during the week under Mrs. Charles F. Jones; 
a children's afternoon at play and a weekly mother's meet- 
ing with instructive addresses and lantern slides. 

The Church School was reorganized for the year on 
October 1, with much enthusiasm, with Mr. Marion James 
as superintendent. Mr. James has the assistance of an 
able corps of teachers. The course of study used is the 
Christian Nurture Series, with separate Bible studies for 
the men's and women's classes. The work of the Church 
School is facilitated by the cleaning and beautifying of the 
Parish house in early spring, which was done at the ex- 
penditure of $1,000. There was recently added to the 
parish house a kitchen which will enable the women to 
do more effective work than formerly. 

The rectory is nearing completion and will be rea'ly for 
occui)ancy within a short time. It is a comfortable briclc 
house, in keeping with the architecture of the church 
buildings, most Conveniently situated on the site cf the 
old rectory. Iti is being built at a cost of $10,000 and is 
modern and convenient in every detail. It is expected 
that a reception, with open house will be held Fometime 
the end of October, for the parishioners and friends of 
the Parish. 

THE Mission HERALD. 



The first day of the month was marked by the open- 
ing of School. There are 37 children in the Kindergarten 
and primary grades, 46 in the grades from 4tli to 8th, 
and four children go to the city High School. John Fort, 
who is a Senior this year, and three girls, Lillie Nash, 
Gwendolyn Witherspoon and Hattie Kelly, all of whom 
entered the Freshman class of the High School. They 
have all been bringing in excellent reports, and two of 
them led their class in a recent examination, which speaks 
well for the preparatory training given them by our splen- 
did teachers at the Orphanage, Mrs. Iseley and Miss Nail. 

L'Liring the first week in September, the Fordson Trac- 
tor exhibit was held in two big tents and spread over 
a whole city block just across from the Orphanage. Of 
course, the children all went, and if you could have seen 
the new Superintendent perched on the "Tractor Train" 
witli his children all about him, you would surei.y have 
been reminded of the "old woman who lived in a shoe." 

The library has been reopened under the direction of 
Miss Nail, who has kindly consented to act as Librarian. 
We need some new books and more children's magazines. 

Eacbi Sunday evening after supper, and in adclition to 
the morning and afternon services and the S'unday School, 
a service of song has been held on the campus and has 
been enjoyed by all. 

The Kiwanis Club gave the children an automobile ride 
one evening recently, and at the close, served ice cream 
cones, which was a fine treat. 

The Boy Scout Troup has held several meetings under 
the direction of Mr. P. H. Partridge, Scoutmaster.. 

Dr. Houser, the eye, ear, nose and throat specialist^ has 
examined all the children and found them in excellent 
health, only seven needing attention of any kind. 

The Thompson Orphanage Guild of Charlotte has given 
five pieces of playground equipment, some of which has 
alreadyi been set up, including a fine slide, and now the 
sewing class is working overtime sewing patches on the 
boys' trousers. 

There have been a number of visitors whom we have 
very much enjoyed meeting, the Rev. Francis M. Os- 
bornei of Sewanee, Rev. C. R. Cody ofl Monroe, and Rev. 
Mr. Holmes of Lexington, also Mr. Fred P., Holt, a former 
Thompson Orphanage boy, now of Boston, Mass , motoring 
through with his wife and little girl, stopped to look over 
the "home grounds." 

The Superintendent attended the meeting of the N. C. 
Orphan Association at Raleigh, Sept. 21 and 22, and pro- 
fited greatly by the papers and discussions. 

The children all went to the movie one Saturday to 
see Harold Lloyd in "Grandma's Boy" as the guests of 
the Imperial Theatre. It was a splendid film with a fine 
lesson and "funny as they make 'em." 

On Sunday, the 24th of September, the entire Orphanage 
family attended service at St. Martin's Church, where 
the Superintendent held the service and preached. 

There have been two new children received, one in 
the Osborne Memorial Cottage and one in the Federation 
Cottage. But the first official act of the new Superin- 
tendent, and one which brought him the greatest pleasure, 
was the restoration to a mother of her little daughter on 
satisfactory assurance, of course, that the mother was 
now able to provide the right kind of a home and up- 
bringing for her child. I feel that this is the ideal before 
us always, the reconstruction of a home^ whenever poss- 
ible, and I shall always be glad that I had this privilege 
at the very beginning of my work as Superintendent at 
the Thompson Orphanage. 

Cash contributions received from Aug. 10th to Sept. 10th: 

Charlotte, Mr. C. P. Austin, Disc $ 7.92 

Charlotte, Mrs. S. Westray Battle 100.00 

Charlotte, Mr. W. H. Kelly 6.00 

Charlotte, Mr. F. B. Ferris 1.00 

Charlotte, Jas. P. Stowe & Co., disc. 1.3.5 

(Jastonia, S. S., St. Mark's Church 11.14 

Hillsboro, "Messengers of Hope," S. T. S' 14'.25 

1 eaksville, S. S., Church of the Epiphany, N. VV. C. 6.64 
Louisburg, St., Paul's Church, Mr. W. H. Ruffin, 

N. W. C 3.00 

Lincolnton, The Misses Curtis z.Oo 

.New Bern, Mr. C. V. Scott 12.50 

littsboro, W. A., St. Bartholomew's, N. W. C 1.60 

Ra'.cigh, Guardian of Parish children . .,. 20.00 

Srray, S S., S't. Luke's, N. W. C B.09 

Salisbury, St. Agnes' Guild 12.00 

Shelby^ CTiurch of the Redeemer 2.3.5 

Windsor, S. S., St. Thomas' 2.00 

VVarrenton, Men's Bible Class, for Julian Pace .... 10.2& 

V\ iln ington, Miss Wilhemina Harlow .i.OO 

Contributions in kind: 3 pairs shoes, Mrs. E. L. Hallo- 
way, b'outh Townsend, Md.; 1 dress, Mrs. Ellen P. Farnum, 
Hendersonville; pacKage of clothes, Mrs. J. P. McCombs, 
St. Peter's Church, Charlotte; clothing aud shoes Mrs, 
H. S. Mather, MyeiSj Park; 2 dresses i petticoats and 2 
pairs of socks, Blount St. Chapter, W. A., Church of the 
Good Shepherd, Raleigh; 1 bucket of grapes for Bernice 
Stanton from her uncle; 2 boxes of candy for EUie and 
Dorothy Parish, Lillie Nash and Ma} Parrish froiii Mrs. 
H. P. Booker, Rocky Mount; 1 box dothing for EUie Parish 
liom her aunt, Mrs. J. A. Bailey, Raleigh. 


In the September number of the Mission Herald we 
carried a brief item, making mention of the splendid 
United Thank Offering of the women of the Church in 
Portland. This large sum of money will enable the 
Church to do many things. It is a fine testimony to the 
zeal and consecration of our women. We append an in- 
teresting statement showing the growth of this offering: 
1889 — Church of the Holy Communion, New 
York, for Christ Church, Anvik, Alaska, and 

sending Miss Lovell to Japan % li.iSS.Ol 

1892— Saint Paul's Church, Baltimore $20,- 
353.16; 1895— Christ Church, S't. Paul, $56,- 

198.35 76,551.51 

Missionary Episcopate Fund: Interest paying 
salary, first three years. Bishop of Okla- 
homa; since then Bishop of Alaska. 
1898 — Trinity Church, Washington for women 

workers 82,742.87 

1901 — Grace Church, San Francisco, specials 

for Missionary Bishops and colored work . . 107,027.83 
1904 — ^Trinity Church, Boston for women workers 150.000.00 
1907— Holy Trinity Church, Richmond for 
women workers, with $10,000 fOr Training 

School, Sendai^ Japan 224,251.55 

1910 — Christ Church, Cincinnati, for v.omen 
workers, with $10,000 for Saint Hilda's 
School, Wuchang, and $5,000 for Saint Au- 
gustine's School, Raleigh 243,300.95 

1913 — ^Cathedral Saint John the Divine, New 
York, for women workers, with $15,000 for 
Hooker School, Mexico, and $5,000 for Saint 

Augustine's, Raleigh 306.496.66 

1916 — Christ Church Cathedral, Saint Louis, 

for women workers 353,619.76 

1919— St. Paul's Cathedral, Detroit, for 
women workers, with $20,000 for mission 

buildings 468,060.41 

1922- Trinity Church, Portland, Oregon, for 
Women workers, permanent trust fund and 

mission buildings 669.126.00 

1925— ? 




Many Boys and Girls Announce Decision to Become Life 

(By Miss Phadra Norsworthy. I 

Tlie Summer School foi' Workers at S'ewanee, Tennessee, 
v\as begun 12 years ago by the Rev. Mercer P. Logan, D.O., 
of Charleston, S. C. At first it was an expeiiment but now 
it has ceased to be that; it is a success. 

Each year has seen an increase in the number of men, 
women, and young people gathered at the University of the 
South for Study, Work and Inspiration. This year the en 
rollment reached 347. An increse of 21 over last year's 
enrollment; despite the fact of railroad strikes and Gen- 
eral Convention in Portland. 

Although the school is primarily intended for the Prov- 
ince of Sewanee, it attracts students from every corner 
of the United States. Twenty-three (2;i) Dioceses and three 
(3) Missionary Districts were represented. Five Bishops 
were present: Bishop Roots, of China; Bishop Colmore, of 
Porta Rico; Guerry, of S. C; Bratton, of Miss.; and Bishop 
Gailor, President of the Council. 

The aim of the school is "to train leaders for the work 
of the Church in the Departments of Education, Social 
Service and Missions. ij. This year a new Department for 
Young People, under the direction of Rev. W. A. Johnnard 
was begun. The Department of Religious Education was 
under the Rev. Gardiner Tucker, with the following as 
teachers: Dr. Boynton on "The Teacher"; Miss Mable Lee 
Cooper on "The Pupil" and Mrs. H. M. Walker conducted 
a class for Primary Supervisors of Church Schools. Classes 
were held in all 14 courses of the Christian Nurture Series. 
Among the teachers of these courses were: Mrs. F. H. G. 
Fry, of New Orleans; Miss Mable Lee Cooper and D'r. Lay, 
of East Carolina. Four classes wei'e held daily on Church 
School Service League work. 

The Department of Missions was ably directed by Dr. 
W. C. Sturgis. Dean of the Department of Missions. He 
was assisted by Bishop Roots of China, and Miss Ford, ot 
the Central Office. 

The Dei.'artment of Social S'ervice which was to have 
been directed by Bishop Guerry, was directed by Rev. C. 
L. Street. Bishop Guerry had recently undergone an oper- 
ation, and although present was able to do little active 
work., Miss Christine Bioyliston assisted in this depart- 
ment. Special classes on Parish Organization and Admin- 
istration were conducted by Rev. T. B. Kemerer of the N. 
W. C. Department. The Girls' Friendly Course was con- 
ducted by Mr. Herbert Woodward. 

If anyone thinks that the Church is asleep or dead, let 
him go to Sewanee and see the activity of the people gath- 
eied there and then he will know that not only is the 
Church very wide awake, but that the Church of the future 
is going to be more active than the Church of the past. It 
was a thrilling sight to see 150 boys and girls gathered to- 
gether in the S. M. A. Barracks. Oh, how much fun and 
good times they had, and best of all how earnestly and 
how hard they worked and studied. One of the most beau- 
tiful sights was to see them gathered together late in the 
alternoon, for their Inspirational and Heart to Heart Con- 
ferences. And as Dr. Sturgis talked to them to see their 
faces light up and their eyes glow. These young people of 
ours! Oh, what a potential force we have in them. Two 
boys and one girl were confirmed in All Saints Chapel the 
last week. Many boys and girls announced their decisions 
to become Life Workers for the Church. 

Many enjoyable hikes were taken by the young people. 
One Sunday afternoon they hiked out to St. Mary's on the 
Mountain; that wonderful boarding school for mountain 
girls conducted by the Sisters of St. Mary of our Church. 

On Wednesday the 16th a hike of 5 miles was made to 
Wonder Cave, a large natural cave with a dark myaterlous 

river flowing through it. A picnic dinner was enjoyed, 
and in the afternoon a hike back up the mountain by way 
of Bridal Veil Falls was made. 

Many delightful views are to be had from the mountains 
around Sewanee and these places were the scenes of many 
liicnic suppers and marshmallow toasts. 

This year the 3rd Annual Council of the "Grand Contribu- 
tory Tribes of the Southland" met in Union Hall on Aug. 
IcSth. Rev. Gardiner L. Tucker is the "ESalted Ruler." Bach 
Slate in the Province represents a "Tribe". It would take 
too long to give the name of each tribe, but a sample ot 
their names is this: The Alabama delegation is known as 
the "Sbmulasent and self-satisfied Sons and Daughters of 
Here We Rest." As no delegates from either the dioceses 
of West or North Carolina were present the six delegates 
fiom East Carolina made up the aggregation of "The Grand 
tarheelian Society of the Carolina Cavaliers of North 
Carolina." They were commanded by Miss Norsworthy, 
and what they lacked in numbers they made up in "pep". 
'I'uis meeting stimulated interest, bringing everybody to- 
gether and promoted a friendly rivalry among the tribes. 

it is worth the trip to Sewanee to know Dr. Logan, the 
director. Although many winters have passed over his 
head leaving it streaked with gray, yet he is the youngest 
man on The Mountain. Someone has said that it is the 
sacrifices tliat people have made for Sewanee that pro- 
duces the Sewanee Spirit and makes Sewanee what she is 
today. Certainly it is that sacrifices of Mercer Logan, who 
gave up his comfortable home and his work in Charleston 
to begin a new work in the mountains, permeates the at- 
mosphere of the Summer school, with the feeling that God 
is near. 

Oh, the Spirit of the Mountains, how it filled those gath- 
ered there with high ideals of loyalty and service. And the 
workers, they wiil go back into the valleys filled with new 
hope and courage 

The last to be seen of Sewanee as the train winds down 
into the valley is the cross erected by Mr. Finney, of Tar- 
boro, N. C, who is now vice-Chancellor of the University. 
The cross is 50 feet high, built of lumber and paintea white. 
Later it is to be replaced by one of stone and wired for 
electricity. It will be a memorial for the Sons of Sewanee 
who died in The World War. There it will stand on Uni- 
versity peak, visible for twenty miles around; "A sign by 
day, and a beacon by night." 

"The tribes come up to Sewanee 
For here has never ceased 
The prophet with, his vision 
And the praying of the priest. 
The pattern of the mountain-top 
They see and spread abroad 
And bear the flame undying from 
The altar of the Lord." 


An earnest appeal is hereby made to the district chair- 
men and others of the twelve diocesan districts loyally 
and promptly to fall in line with the diocesan plans for the 
coming campaign.. If any Parish or Mission fails to hold 
the Parish Program Conference between September 25 and 
October 14 it will affect the whole diocese. If your rector 
does not arrange for this conference by the first of October, 
Mr. and Mrs. Episcopalian of Somewhere in East Carolina, 
please speak to him about it and use your influence to see 
that this plan is carried out. — Thos. F. Opie, Conference 


There has been a distinct advance all along the line 
of churchliness. Sentiments of reverence are more in 
evidence than they used to be. — Rev, H. C. Smentzel, 
Episcopalian, Brooklyn. 




"The Altar Steps," by Compton Mackenzie. The George 
H. Doran Company, publishers. New York, price $2.00. 

The story of Mark Lidderdale from his infancy to his 
ordination as a priest. The time is 1880 to the close of 
the Boer War; the setting is E'nglish. A quite especial 
interest attaches to the novel for Roman Catholics and 
members of the Catholic party in the 'English Church; but, 
in general, all who were interested in Lytton Strachey's 
study of Cardinal Newman (in "Eminent Victorians") will 
find Mr. Mackenzie's new novel absorbing reading. 

The wider interest of this fine novel is in the searching 
revelation of an immature and passionate human soul — 
in the portrait of Mark Lidderdale, to whom the only 
valuable experience is the experience that takes place 
within the human spirit. And yet, in this entirely serious 
study of an unusual man — a man of Cardinal Newman's 
type — there are pages of delicious humor. Perhaps the 
author's careful detachment in his difficult task of port- 
raiture is the book's most noticeable merit. 

THE ALTAR STEPS is the first novel of a sequence in 
v/hich the next novel Is to be called THE PARSON'S 


The Editor of The Mission Herald, 

Plymouth, N. C. 

Dear S'ir: — The 39th Council of the EMocese of East Caro- 
lina has been held and is now a matter of the past, and 
every one is now back at his post of duty, feeling that it was 
one of the best Councils ever convened in East Carolina. I 
noticed that the attendance was far better than in prev- 
ious years, the reports v.-ere all encouraging and East 
Carolina still sets the pace that others may follow. 

I became especially interested in the report, as read by 
the Committee on apportionment as adopted by the Council, 
because in this report, the Committee showed no difference, 
Ti/hen it came to apportioning the Organized Missions and 
the Unorganized ones, whether in the second class or in the 
third class, they were all apportioned alike. 

Now sir, I am at a loss in mind as to what is the exact 
moaning of Unorganized Missions. I confess that this has 
been puzzling me fcr some time and now I must seek in- 

Every year, when I look over the list of Parishes and 
Missions as printed in the .Journal, I notice the sam(3 list 
of Parishes and Missions and belov^■ these, "The Unorgan- 
ized Missions." 

If any one will tell just why the name is applied to those 
Missions, when they are recognized in i)art by the Diocese 
in Council, as to be apportioned along v/ith other Parishes 
and Missions, and are included by the Lishop i!i his annual 
\isitations are provided with receiving regular ministra- 
tions from a Priest in charge, appointed by the Bishop, 
he shall assist me to clear up one or two things which have 
given no little concern namely: 

If unorganized why are they required to make up an 
annual report for the Council Why are they apportioned 
at all in the Council, at whose sitting th^y bave no seat. 

.\s I see it the name is an unfortunate one and should 
no longer appear in the Journal of so progressive a diocese 
as is ours, upon which the whole American Church looks. 
Some effort sliould be made to raise these Mission.^ from 
the list of the unorganized class unto the class of organi- 
zation, and let them all be Organized Missions, for truly 
many of these Unorganized Missions have outclassed the 
Organized ones in their proportion of giving. 

I am satisfied if this unsavory name be dropped from the 
.Fournal, and these Missions, whose probationary term 
seems an indefinite one, despite the growth, be given their 
promotion, for some of them really deserve it more than 
others having been established some ten or more years, — 

that the Diocese would gain much by it. It will give 
encouragement to the people in these Missions and they 
will be heartened to give more systematically, knowing 
(hat their promotion has at last come: lor nothing is more 
■ liHcouraging to little .Johnnie, if he is told by hi.n teacher 
yo-ir alter year, and for more than ten years, no matter 
l(i\v much effort he has put forth, that he is to remain 
n the snme grade, and furtheimore, he i:-; to shut tight up 
::u 1 say nothing about it. The boy is not born, who v.ill 
I'.ol rebel agamst such treatment, neither is there a mem- 
ber in these Missions, who will not most keenly feel the 

■t will place the Pn>^st in charge of tnefee Missions in a 
ituu'e easy attitude, when he stands before his peojd^ to 
ii!,i;e the payment of their pledges, because he shall have 
ir;eived a fitting remuneration for this, and becauhe they 
sbail receive full recognition from the Diocese, having be- 
come more oltligated their piomotion. 

I am intensely jealous about my D'ioce.'-e and I do not 
want to see her outclassed by any other. This thing has 
lieen going on too long in our progressive Dioces ?. She taken the lead in many things in the American '.hurch. 
Whv not set the pace in this? S. N. GRIFFITil. 

The world is getting better all the while — 

I feel it in the fellowship of men, 
I find it in the gospel of the smile. 

The medicine of laughter now and then. 
The race goes on, the contest is as keen. 

But now it is a race and not a war. 
And hours of toil have hours of play between, 

For men are getting kinder than before. 

The world is getting! better, that I know — 

For men are getting nearer than of old. 
Are finding other pleasures as they go 

Along the trail that merely gathered gold, 
Not what you have is honored — what you do — 

And life has more of love and less of guile; 
The brotherhood of inan is coming true — 

The world is getting better all the while! 



There are times in our lives when we have not the 
courage, nor the energy, nor the will to do for our. 
selves What we will do for someone else. We under- 
take it just because someone wants us to go forward 
with it because he expects us to deliver it because some- 
one hopes we will. For ourselves, no, not for a mo- 
ment would we ever begin, much less struggle on 
through the heat of the day. — Rev. John Howard Melish, 
Episcopalian, Brooklyn. 

Norfolk Southern Railroad Company begs to an- 
nounce re-establishment of the following passenger trains 
which were temporarily suspended on July 6, 1922: 

Effective September 30th, Train No. 31 between Ra- 
leigh and Charlotte. 

Effective October 2nd, Train No. 30 between Charlotte 
and Raleigh. 

Effective September 30th. Train No. 18 between Ra- 
leigh and Washington. 

Effective October 1, Train No. 17 between Washington 
and Raleigh. 

Effective October 2nd, Trains Nos. 43 and 44 between 
Mackeys and Belhaven, and trains Nos. 47 and 48 be- 
tween Mackeys and Columbia. 

Effective October 8, Trains Nos. 147 and 148 Sundays 
only between Mackeys and Columbia. 

General Passenger Agent. 




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cated, which he avows are the best evidences of a real 
rducation. If you can answer yes to all the questions you 
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Has edtication given you any sympathy with all the good 
causes and made you espouse them? 

Has it made yott public spirited? 

Has it made you a brother to the weak? 

Have you learned how to make friends and keep them? 

Do you know what it is to be a friend yourself? 

Can you look an honest man or a pure woman in the 

Do you see anything to love in a little child? 

Can yott be high-minded and happy in the drudgeries of 

Do you think that washing dishes and hoeing corn is just 
as compatible with high thinking as piano or golf? 

Are you good for anything yourself? 

Can you be happy alone? 

Can you look out on the world and see anything but dol- 
lars and cents? 

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clear sky? 

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In concluding an editorial on the Gen- 
eral Convention of the Episcopal Church, 
the "Outlook", says : 

"Whatever opinions one may have 
of the actions of the Church, it is evi- 
dent that the Protestant Episcopal 
Church, w^hile it holds fast the form 
of sound words, is also pressing for- 
ward with life and vigor.' 

IRopember, 1922 






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The Mission Herald. 

Vol. XXXVl. 


No. II 



When the famous patriot Garabaldi was trying to raise 
troops for the freedom of Italy, peasants flocked to his 
standards crying, "What will you give us? And we will 
follow you." The answer was, "1 will give you long march- 
es, heavy loads, hard fighting, rough living — privation, 
hardship — death itself! But with it all, Liberty!'' 

If we Christian soldiers are to participate in the good 
things of peace, joy, liberty. Christian citivilization and 
righteousness — we must bear the cross of sacrifice, service, 
self-effacement! It is one of the great paradoxes of the 
christian life. "He that loseth his life (in altruistic, noble 
service for the group, the Church, the world and for God) 
shall find it (in fullness of happiness, content and the 
gratification of an approving conscience and the divine 
approbation) . 

During the fall campaign in the diocese of East Carolina 
something is expected of every man, woman and child in 
the Church. It may all be boiled down to one word, "Ser- 
vice." The Bishops' Pastoral' Letter, coming to us from 
the recent convention in Portland, challenges us to ser- 
vice. It says in part, "It is an encouraging sign that great- 
er things are now demanded of this Church and the individ- 
ual Christian. Only in the frank and fearless application 
of Christianity to the problems of our complicated lite 
can the remedy for present evils be found. The world calls 
upon us for service in this task. If the leadership for which 
the world cries does not come from the membership of 
Christ's Church — if we are not ready to serve without 
counting the cost, we have missed the very aim and mo- 
tive of discipleship, Service! This is the one aim which 
the individual, the social organization, the industrial order, 
the nation, must have set before it." 

The diocesan authorities and the district leaders expect 
every man, woman and child to "do his duty"! It is ex- 
pected that every (1) Church, (2) Rector, (3) The Six Com- 
mittees of each Parish, (4) Vestry and (5) Individual in 
East Carolina shall throw itself, himself, themselves into 
the Church's forward movement with renewed consecra- 
tion of (1) Life, (2) Service, (3) Money, and (4) Time and 

1. Every Church. The story is told of a clergyman doing 
mountain work that he approached a cabin with the fol- 
lowing conversational result: Parson: "Good morning.'' 
Mountaineer: "Mornin' ". Parson, "That your corn on the 
hill?" "Yep." "'Taint more than half a crop, is it?" 
"Didn't plant but half a crop*" "Have you lived here all 
your life?" "Not yit"! 

If the churches, parishes and missions do not "plant 
but half a crop," in service, devotion, loyalty, and "in the 
diocesan spirit" — they cannot expect to "reapi but half a 
crop." But the Episcopal Church has not yet "lived here 
all its life." We expect the future both to justify and to 
vindicate the past! Let every parish and mission enter 
"with faith and the right spirit" into all the plans of the 
diocese and the general church. Let none pass the year 
1922 without its entire N. W. C. quota "paid in full." 

2. Every Rector. Christianity is not a parochial affair. 
It cannot be bound up in the four walls of any parish 
church, nor confined to any narrowed interests. Every 
rector and missionary is expected to see and to make hia 
people tea the whole need of the whole Church in tlie 

whole world. Leadership, Information and a Larger Hori- 
zon are expected of the clergy. It is also expected of the 
clergy that they shall "answer letters". No clergyman in 
East Carolina can be a good clergyman and a baa corre- 
spondent! Answer the letters of the officers, leaders an J 
district chairmen! 

3. The Six Committees. In every parish and mission, 
committees on (1) Publicity, (2) Parish Organization, (3) 
Conferences, (4) Literature, (5) Posters and Display Lit- 
erature, (6) Woman's Work have been or should be named. 
Let no man or woman accept a place on these committees 
unless he expects to do the work assigned! Advertise your 
meetings, conferences, services, through lively use of your 
Publicity Committee and Literature and Posters Commit- 
tees. That is what they are for. 

A man once applied to a rector in New York City saying 
he wanted to "join up" and be confirmed but that he did 
not expect to "do any work" in or for the Church. The 
rector's reply was, "Friend, you came to the wrong Church." 
"The Church of the Heavenly Rest" is just above here"! 
Every Church needs workers. The Church is a power- 
house, a dynamo, a work-shop — not a rest-room nor an 
idler's paradise! 

4. Every Vestry. It is expected that every vestry know 
the Church's needs, opportunities, obligations and outlook, 
parochial, diocesan and world-wide — and knowing these, 
to "do something about it." Henry Ford says he joined 
the Episcopal Church some years ago, but ' hasn't worked 
at it much." Suppose he had "worked at it"! The thing 
that Henry Ford "has worked at" is the biggest concern 
in the industrial world. 

Some vestrymen "don't work at it much." If the Church 
is to grasp its opportunity and properly to fulfill its mis- 
sion to the world, men ofl affairs must "take it more se- 
riously." The Church cannot mean much to the man If 
the man means nothing to the Church! 

5. Every Individual. "Just say once in so often that 
everybody's ministry is valid," was one of the last mes- 
sages that came from the death-chamber of the late Rev. 
William Austin S'mith, editor of The Churchman. Whether 
a man be a layman, a minister or a priest, everything that 
he does for God and humanity, everything that he does in 
the spirit of Christ for the betterment of life is valid. 
Every man, woman and child of the six or seven thousand 
communicants in East Carolina may be a "minister," a 
servant doing God's work in the world. 

Read the Church papers, get hold of a job, uphold your 
rector, serve on the committees. Give, not "until it hurts," 
but until it stops hurting! The World War cost $7 a sec- 
ond for every second since the birth of Christ! About 
$150,000,000 was spent daily to kill and to destroy. The 
whole Christian Church does not spend that much in a 
whole year to further the gospel of peace — to save and to 
construct. The Episcopal Church is asking for $21,000,000 
Cor the next three-year period. "How much" — not "how 
little" can you give? 

What is expected of us all? Information, knowledge, ac- 
tivity, loyalty, prayer, enthusiasm, co-operation, sacrifice 
and service. 

'God's big work is well done only when each ol us does 
his little work well." 



Bishops Darst and Delaney Both Present. 

The thirteenth annual meeting of: the Convocation ot 
Coloured Church workers of the Diocese oi East Carolina 
was held in St. Andrev>'"s Church, Greenville, October Ivth 
to 17th. m point of view of attendance, excellence of pro- 
gram, and enthusiasm the Convocation must be counted 
as one of the most helpful ever held. The Rev. R. I. John- 
son, Dean of the Convocation^ presided over the session.s. 
The program was as follows: . . . 

Saturday, October 14th. 

7:30 P. M. — Appointment of Committees. 

Preliminary Meeting of Committees. , • 

Sunday, October 15th. 

11:00 A. M. — Morning Prayer, Holy Communion and Ser- 
mon. • ■ 

The Rt. Rev. Henry B. Delaney, D.D., Celebrant. 

The Rev. J. W. Herritage, D'.D., Preacher. 

3:00 P. M. — Special Order for Christian Social Service 
led by the Rev. E. 3. Willett, Chairman of the Convocation 
Commission on C. S. S. 

4:00 P. M. — Presentation of Medals to 'Ex-Service men 
by l^ishop Delaney with brief Address. 

8:00 P. M.-~Evening Prayer and Sermon. 

The Rt. Rev. H. B. Delaney, D.D., Preacher. 

7:30 A. M. — Corporate Communion of Men. ... 

■ "Meditation by the Rev. Wm. N. Harper, M.D. 

The Rev. J, B. Brown, Celebrant. 

9:30 A. M. — Annual Meeting of the Laymans League. 

Address by Mr. A. E. Jackson, President. 

Monday, October 16th. 

11 : 00 A. M.— Morning Prayer. 

Annual Address, the Rev. R. I. Johnson, Dean. 

2:30 P M. — Reports of Delegates. 

General Discussion. 

4:00 P. M.^Presentation of Diocesan Program and In- 
struction on Group System by the Rev. W. R. Noe, Execu- 
tive Secretary of the Diocefce of E.G. 

8:00 P. M. — Evening Prayer and Sermon by the Rt. Rev: 
Thos. C. Darst, D.D., Bishop of East Carolina. 

Tuesday, October 17th. 

9:30 A. M. — Corporate Communion of Women. 

Meditation by the Rev. J. E. Hiolder. 

The Very Rev. W. J. Herritage, A.M., Celebrant. 

The Woman's Auxiliary having organized on Monday 
will arrange the hours for their meeting today so as to 
be through, their business in time for the joint meeting of 
the whole Convocation at 4:30 P. M. 

9:30 A. M. — Laymans League. 

Address by Mr. J. N. Carter, Greenville^ N. C. 

10:30 A. M. — Business of Convocation concluded.. 

Reports of committees and discussion of same. 

2:30 P, M. — Church School Convention. 

Address by The Rev. S. N. Griffith, B.D., Acting President. 

Special Order with The Rev.. G. W. Lay, D.C.L., Vice- 
Chairman of the Diocesan I^oard of Religious Education. 

Discussion of plan tor a separate Church School Insti- 
tute with Experts. 

4:30 P. M.— General Meeting of Whole Convocation. 

Report of Woman's Auxiliary. 

8:00 P. M. — ^Evening Prayer and Sermon. 

The Rev. G. W. Lay, D'.C.L., Preacher. 

Reception to Delegates. 

Chairmen of Corrmittees. 

Resolutions — Rev. J. 'W. Herritage. 
Publicity — Rev. J. E. Holder. 
'■ Pinance^Rev , iS. N. Griffith. 

Religious Education and Christian Social Service — Rev 
E. S. Willett. 

State of the Church — Rev. Wm. i\. Harper. 
Missions and Church Extension — Rev. J. B. Brown. 
Program — The Dean. 


Several of the Church National organizations in co- 
operaticn prepared suggestive programs covering their line 
of work, and showing wliat could be done in the three De- 
partments of Missions, Religious Education, and Cliristian 
Sociai Service, in the five fields. 

The following is presented by the Church Periodical Club, 
and in a conference held during General Convention it was 
suggested that the Diocesan paper would be the best means 
tiirough which to reach the greater number of Church peo- 

So as not to take up too much valuable space^ the Mis- 
sion Herald will eaclr montli publish the program for each 
department, beginning with 


Forward personally current Church papers and general 
magazines to missionaries, mission schools, hospitals, etc. 

Give subscriptions for specialized magazines, theological, 
educational, medical, teclmical, etc., for mission workers. 

Provide books for individual missionaries. 

Send new books at Christmas to missionaries, their 
wives and children. 

Help build up libaries in mission schools for use of 
teachers and students. 

Give music for schools, club rooms, etc. 

If an expert in any class of literature, volunteer to act in 
advisory capacity. 


Forward personally current Church papers and general 
magazines to missionaries, mission schools, hospitals, etc. 

Give subscriptions for specialized magazines, theological, 
educational, medical, technical, etc., for mission workers. 

Provide books for individual missionaries. 

Send new books at Christmas to missionaries, their wives 
and children. 

Help build up libaries in mission schools, for the use of 
teachers and students. 

Contribute towards an adequate provision of printed mat- 
ter for every missionary to lend or give. 

Supply medical books and those on allied subjects for 
hospitals. Text and reference books for nurses schools. In- 
terest medical friends in giving copies of their own publica- 
tions, books and reprints. 

Give toward a regular appropriation for libraries or uni- 
versities in China and Japan, Secure gifts copies of their 
own writings from Churchmen who are authors. 

Help to provide school supplies for Alaska. 

Give music for schools. Secure sets of songs from men's 
glee clubs. 


The Commission on Church Pageantry and Drama sends 
word of three dramatic services for tlie Christmas season, 
v^ ith others to be announced later. "When the Star Shone," 
by the Rev, Lyman Bayard, a presentation of I5ethlehem 
at the time of the Nativity. .'30 cents. "A Droniatic Ser- 
vice for Christmas," by the Rev. B. W. Bonnell, very sim- 
ple service of tableaux and carols, especially recommended 
for small parishes. Also, by the same writer, "A Feast of 
Lights, " a dramatic service for the Feast of Epiphany. All 
three may be ordered from the Bookstore, 281 Fourth Ave., 
N. Y. The second and' third are bound together, price 4ii 
cents. The first may be had also from the Pageant Publish- 
ers, 1206 South Hill Street, Los Angeles, California. 



People of Emmanuel Church Are Most Cordial Hosts. 

The 181st meeting of the Convocation of Edenton, heU' 
with Emmanuel' Church, Farmville, on November 7, 8, an 
9th, was one of the best in the history of the Convocation. 
A well-balanced program, good attendance, perfect weather 
and cordial hosts all combined to make the meeting both 
pleasant and profitable. An unusually good program of ad- 
dresses marked the meeting; arousing much enthusiasm 
for the program of the Church. The people of Farmville, 
seemingly happy over the presence of the delegates, simply 
outdid themselves in the matter of entertainment. Metho- 
diPts, Baptists and Christians vied with Episcopalians in 
offering hospitality. 

At the first service of the Convocation, held on Tuesday 
evening, November 7th, the sermon was i)reachert by the 
Rev. W. R. Noe. Mr, Noe's sermon on Stewardship was 
a very timely one, and aroused his hearers to a sense of 
their responsibility and privilege as members of Christ and 
of the Church. The Rev. A. R. Parshley was to have preach- 
ed at this service, but was unable to attend. The Rev.. 

A. C, D. Noe welcomed the delegates to Farmville in happy 
terms. The Rev. Howard Alligood acted as Dean in the 
absence of the Rev. Alfred Taylor, who has left the Diocese. 

Wednesday the 8th was a very full day, beginning with 
a celebration of the Holy Communion at 7:30 A. M. The 
Rev. R. B. I>rane was celebrant, assisted by the Rev. W. 

B. Clark. 

At 9:30 the clerical and lay delegatesi held their first 
business meeting in Emmanuel Church, while the women 
held this and all otilier business sessions in the Christian 
Church, which was kindly offered for the occasion. 

Bishop Darst called the business meeting of the Convo- 
cation to order, acting for the absent dean. After the roll 
call and reading of the minutes of the last meeting, an 
election was held to fill the vacancy caused by the resigna- 
tion of Dean Tayitjr. The Rev, Howard Alligood was elect- 
ed Dean, and the Rev. Theodore Partrick, Jr., was elected 
secretary to fill the vacancy created by the promotion of 
Mr, Alligood. 

The women's meeting was presided over by Mrs. Richard 
Williams, president. A splendid delegation of women an- 
iswered the roll call, and in this and subsequent meetings 
there was a good attendance and much interest manifested. 
• At eleven o'clock both men and women in attendance 
upon Convocation uatheied in Emmanuel Church mr a de- 
votional service. The sermon was preached by the Rev. 
Joseph N. Bynum, and it was a masterful presentation of 
the claims of Christian Sioci^l Service. The choice of Mr. 
Bynum as the preacher for this occasion was a very happy 
one, as he is a native of Farmville and a son of Emmanuel 

At 12:30 a luncheon was served to the delegates bv the 
ladies of Emmanuel Church, in the b^semennt of the Chris- 
tian Church. The delightful meal nnd the social intercourse 
thus made possible, was one of the pleasing features of Con- 
vocation. Another such luncheon was served on Thursday 
after the dedication of the Church. 

Wednesday afternoon was given over to the two busi- 
ness meetiners. The Rev. W. R. Noe made an address to the 
men. s^res^^ing the necessity of carrying out! the program 
of the Church in East Carolina, and a full dis'^"sslon fol- 
lowed. Reports vce mfde from all of the parishes and 
missions in the Convocation, "^^^1ile the unfavorable finan- 
•cial conditions which now obtain in manv parts of East 
■Carolina a note often struck, a verv general determina- 
tion to continue thi; march forward was expressed. 

The wom^n in their meeting were favored by the pres- 
ence of a number of diocesan leaders who made addresses 
and aroused enthusiasm. Mrs. .Tames G. Staton spoke ot 
ithe program of thje Womfin's Auxiliary. Mrs. James F. 

Woolvin spoke entertainingly and enthusiastically of the 
United Thank Offering. Mrs. A. M. Waddell, Field Agent, 
of the Women^ made her report, as did Miss Rena Harding, 
who is the representative of young people's work The 
Rev. W. H. Wheeler, superintendent of the Thompson Or- 
phanage, made an address to the women, and he created a 
new and fervent Interest in the orphanage. The Rev. W. 
R. Noe made an address on the Church's program. The 
Rev. J. N. Bynuml made an address on Christian Social 
Service. The address of welcome was delivered by Mrs. 
J. W., Joyner, of Emmanuel parish, and Mrs. H. H. Phelps, 
of Creswell, responded. 

The really inspirational service of the Convocation was 
held on Wednesday night. Mr. John G. Bragaw, Jr., made 
an address on Service as related to the subject of Chris- 
tian Missions that was of unique spiritual helpfulness. The 
Rev. W. H. Wheeler made an appeal for the Thompson 
Orphanage that has stirred up more enthusiasm for the 
Orphanage than has ever existed before. He announced in 
his address that the women of the Diocese of East Carolina 
have pledged themselves to take care of the expense of 
the recreational worker, asked for in his recent article in 
the Mission Herald. The service was brought to a fitting 
close with an address from Bishop Darst that aroused his 
hearers to a high sense of exaltation. 

At eleven o'clock on Thursday a very beautiful and sig- 
nificant service was held. The handsome edifice recently 
erected by the Emmanuel congregation was dedicated to 
the service of God and humanity by Bishop Darst In the 
words of the beautiful Prayer Book service. The instru- 
ment of Donation was delivered at the Church door by the 
Rector, Rev. A. C D. Noe, and the wardens^ D'r. D. S. Mor- 
rill and Mr. B. C. Beaman. The Instrument was read by 
the Rector, and the sentence of Consecration was said 
by the Rev. Howard Alligood, a. former Rector. The sermon 
for this happy occasion was delivered by the Rev. R. B. 
Drane, the much beloved senior presbyter of the Diocesy. 

The members of Emmanuel Church have every reason to 
feel proud of their edifice, lii is one of the handsomest 
churches in the Diocese, and is in keeping both with the 
progressive spirit of the town and congregation. And the 
wav in which Convocation was entertained gives abundant 
evidence of the ability of the people to put things across in 
a big way. 


Attendance At Chapel and Sunday School Greatly Increased 

Under the leadership of our beloved Rector, Rev. John 
Bcnners Gibhle. Good Shepherd is again gradually coming 
up to the standard of a few years ago. Rev. Mr. Glbble 
came to ns In March and since that time he and 'lis conse- 
crated wife have given all their time and prayers together 
with our trained Parish worker. Miss Florence Huband who 
beean her work at the Good Shepherd Church first of July. 
Oiir Church school has grown to almost as many again as 
a year aeo. The Church attendance has greatly increased 
and now we have our Church's Mission work organized. 
Sixteen croups with a lead?r for each group will begin 
their active work this week. A branch of the "Daughters 
of the Kins;" lias been organized with Mrs. Gibhle as leader, 
tf>n active members all young girls between the ages of 
f^ffpen and eighteen years. The second Sunday night in 
October the Jr. O. TT. A M. worshipped with us and it was 
a most inspiring' service, led by the Crucifer carrying the 
Cross, followed by our U. S Flag Tinfiirled and a large vested 
choir the Junior O'-der in the rear — all joining heaillly 
in thp heautfni Hvmn "We march to Victory with the Cross 
of the T,ord Before us." With our motto to "Go Forward" 
w.-> ran gee a grreat future for Good Shepherd Parish and 
can now feel "God is Working Hie Purpose Out" as years 
succeed to years. MISS NORA L. HEWLETT. 



The Bishop Makes First Visitation To Tunis. 

(By the "Cub Reporter.") 

The Cub Reporter met the Bishop and Mr. Xoe, the 
Executive Secretary of the Diocese at Sunbury on the 
morning of All Saints Day, November 1st, at 8 A. M. 

As the party had left Edenton before the enterprising 
citizens of that City were astir they were conducted to the 
home of one of the i)arishioners known for his hosi)itality 
where the inner man was supplied with food that should 
appeal to a King's taste. 

At 10 o'clock the hour of the first conference in the Gates- 
ville field a representative congregation had gathered at 
St. Peter's and the service began by the order of the Chair- 
man^ the Rev. John L. Saunders, who conducted the devo- 
tional service and introduced the speakers. 

The meeting was full of interest and enthusiasm, and 
before leaving the Church more than one-half of the re- 
maining Nation-Wide Campaign pledges were paid to the 

After the conference the Bishop and clergy were enter- 
tained by the Vice-Chaixman of the Gatesville field, Mr. 
Martin Kellogg. 

•Early in the afternoon we all got aboard the parish car 
with Rector's wife at the wheel who acted as chauffeur on 
the trip. We arrived at Gatesville on schedule time and 
the conference began promptly at 3 P. M. 

The Bishop and Rector vested and the Rector presented 
three young ladies of the congregation to the Bishop to re- 
ceive the "Laying on of hands" according to apostolic cus- 
tom. After the service the Rector introduced the speakers. 
Each speaker was given close attention. 

Though it was a mid-week service a large congregation 
was present, including the members forming the unorgan- 
ized mission at Roduco. 

It was perfectly apparent that St Mary's was in accord 
with the Church's Program; and that her Nation-Wide 
Campaign pledges would he paid in full. 

The service at St. .John's, Winton_ was inspirational due 
to the efforts of the Organist's special Program of music 
supported by a large vested choir. The Rector presided 
and introduced the speakers. 

St. .John's is known favorably through the untiring efforts 
of her faithful treasurer to meet the obligations of the 
parish promptly. 

A great interest was shown throughout the service as the 
opportunities of the Church and her Program were outlined 
to the people. 

On Thursday the party went to Woodville, in Bertie 
County, where the Minister in charge was met. the Rev. 
George Manson 

Though the hour of service was set for noon, we were 
greeted by a large congregation. The Bishop celebrated 
the Holy Communion, twenty-six receiving. .'Kfter the cele- 
bration the Rev. JoHn L. Saunders, the Chairman, also of 
Bertie County field introduced the speakers who were 
given close attention. This Parish had already met its 
obligations to church in the diocese and Nation. 

At Windsor that night we held our second conference for 
the day. The Bishop and the Rev. Mr. Manson vested and 
Mr. Manson presented six persons for confirmation to the 

The Rev. Mr. Noe outlined the Program adopted by the 
General Convention. The Rev. Mr Saunders spoke on dio- 
cesan matters; and the fJlsl.op of the diocese spoke of his 
impression of the General Convention, to a large and ap- 
preciative ( ongregation. 

On Friday at 4 o'clock P. M. at Winton in St. .John's 
Cliurch the Bishop l)aptized .3 and Confirmed 4- persons. 

The Rev. Mr. Saupders by the irivitation of the people of 

Tunis has been preaching for them. The Bishop and Mr. 
Saunders^ by invitation, held a service there on Friday 
night to a packed house. The Bishop preaching the sermon 
which won for him the hearts of these good people. — 
Cub Reporter. 


The Department of Christian Social Service has prepared 
the following program in its effort to get social service 
work going in the many parishes in the Diocese. 

1. Sermons and addresses by the Clergy. 
(These to be given in December, 1922.) 

2. Regional Conferences. 
(Groups of neighboring parishes). 
?,. Summer Schools. 

4. Literature. This is to be obtained from National and 
Diocesan offices. 

5. Organize Social Service Committees in the parish. 

6. Discussion Groups. 

( Small groups to study social problems during Lent 

(1) The Family. 

(2) Child Welfare. 

(3) Defectives and Delinijuents. 

(4) Illegitimacy. 

(5) Public Health — Sanitation. 

(6) Recreation — Motion Pictures. 

(7) Industrial Problem. 

(8) Poverty. 

(9) Rural problem. 

(10) Co-operation with welfare agencies of the com- 

(11) Law Enforcement. 

Important. 'Each community should bear in mind its 
own specific needs and problems. 

The Department will gladly supply literature on above 
subjects upon request. 

Diocesan News. 


-News that the Rev. C. H. Bascom has resigned as Rec- 
tor of St. Paul's Church, Greenville, to accept a call ex- 
tended him by a Church in Decatur, Ga., will be received 
with general regret in the Diocese. Mr. Bascom has served 
very acceptably as Rector of St. Paul's for the past four 
years. I>uring the period of his ministry in Greenville the- 
CJhurch has been very active, and has made a substantial' 
growth. The best wishes of their many friends will goi 
with Mr. and Mrs. Bascom into their new home. 

The Rev. Walter B. Clark^ who for some time has been 
serving as minister in charge of the Church of the Advent,. 
Williamston. and St. Martin's. Hamilton, has recently ac- 
cepted a call to the Rectorship of the Church in Louisburg 
and Kittrell, D'iocese of North Carolina. Mr. Clark came 
to East ('arolina in the fall of 1919 from Texas, first serving 
S't. Philips's, Southport. Mr. Clark is a scholarly man and 
an instructive preacher. He has made friends wherever 
he has gone, and win be pleasantly remembered in East 

By all accounts, St. Thomas' parish, Windsor^ is one of 
the most active in the Diocese. A recent issue of the 
"Church School Service League Monthly," published by the 
young people of this Church, has come into our hands. It 
is a most creditable publication, neatly printed and filled 
with interesting news. It shows that every department of 
the Church's work is well taken care of in Windsor. 



Old Seminary Enters Upon One Hundredth Year With 
Biggest Enrollment. 

interested in our work. We are all looking forward with 
a great deal of pleasure to the time when we can get into 
active service in the diocese. More Seminary news will 

(By DR. A. C. TABEAU.) 

The editor has written me asking that 1 send him a 
little Seminary news. 1 have never before attempted to 
write a news item tor a Church publication, but as 1 liave 
had the request, and as 1 suppose now is as good time as 
any to start, here goes. 

First, let me say what many of you know already, that 
this is the one hundredth anniversary of the lounding ot 
this institution. It is very fitting that this year snoulu ^.ee 
what is by far the largest enrollment of students that the 
Virginia Seminary has ever had. There are now nearly 
seventy (.70) men, sixty-seven (67), I think, to be exact, 
on the roll However, the actual number is not, to me, 
the most interesting part of the matter. It is, rather, the 
type and character of the personnel. We have here men 
ot nearly all ages, shapes and sizes; men of experience in 
the business and professional world; young fellows fresh 
from college, and a few — which number includes your 
scribe — -who did not have the advantage of a college edu- 

There are thirty or more colleges and universities repre- 
sented in the student body. Such institutions as Harvard, 
Yale and Princeton have their representatives, while the 
various state universities and smaller colleges which have 
furnished men for tlie Seminary are too numerous to even 

Men are here from Maine to California, and from Ala- 
bama and Louisiana on the Gulf to as far north as North 
Dakota. We have one man who was for some years an 
ordained Unitarian minister, our own Mr. Heyes from 
New Bern, who was recently ordained to the diaconate by 
our Bishop. Another man, Mr. Phillips, was ordained in 
the Universalist ministry, but for several years past has 
been engaged in newspaper work as managing editor of 
the Winston-Salem Journal. He is here as the result, large- 
ly, of the influence of the former rector of St. .John's, Wil- 
mington, Mr. Gribben. 1 could mention many more such 
interesting examples of the type of men who are now en- 
ttring our ministry, but space forbids. 

One thing that impresses me is the fact that perhaps 
half of the men here have been, at some time in their lives 
members of other churches. That would seem to be rather 
significant of the fact that our old church seems to be ap- 
pealing to men of very diverse minds and characteristics. 
A happy state of affairs. 

There are so many men here this year that it has been 
necessary to break the old tradition that every man should 
have a room. In several instances men are doubling up. 
This condition necessitates the erection of a new dormi- 
tory. Plans are now being prepared and construction will 
begin early in the spring. In the new building, which 
will be opposite the handsome new library, and which will 
be of the same architectural type, there will be a largo 
assembly hall, a room which is much needed. 

It is probable that the student body will be limited for 
some time to come to seventy-five (75) as that number is 
ail that the present class rooms will conveniently accommo- 
date and ail that can be handled satisfactorily by the pres- 
ent faculty. 

Now, in conclusion, (as the preachers say) a few words 
concerning those of us who are here from B:ist Carolina. 
This year there are only five as compared with seven last 
year. The Rev. Mr. J. W. Heyes came this year to take a 
one-year special course. Mr. A. J. Mackie is in the senior 
class and will graduate in June. Mr George F. Cameron 
and Mr. J. M. Taylor will graduate in the class of 1924 and 
the writer, who is taking a two-year special course will 
finish In June. We are all well and happy and very much 


People All Over East Carolina Have Been Told of Church's 
Forward Program. 


Giving information and arousing enthusiasm wherever 
they went. Bishop Darst and the Rev. W, R. Noe, Execu- 
tive Secretary of the Diocese, finished on November 2nd 
a tour of the Diocese that took them into every part of East 
Carolina. Greeted by good congregations every where they 
went, it seems sate to assume that the people have been 
reached with the story o£ the Church's program as they 
have never been reached before. If any congregation is 
still in ignorance of what tlie plans of the Church are it is 
no fault of these two speakers. 

This tour of the Diocese was in line with the program 
of the Diocese, as it has been announced in previous issues 
of this paper. There were twelve district conferences, be- 
ginning with the meeting of tlie district chairmen in Kin- 
ston on October 17th. Then in rapid succession, visits 
were made to twelve strategic points in the Diocese, nearby 
churches sending their quotas of delegates to this confer- 
ence. Side trips were taken by the Bishop and Mr. Noe, 
however, and as many as two and tliree addresses were 
made every day. Frequently the Bishop would be making 
an address to a white congregation while Mr. Noe was ad- 
aressing a coloured congregation in the same town and at 
the same hour, and vice versa. The district chairmen also 
made addresses at their conferences, as did a number of 
vice chairmen. The laymen made a distinct contribution 
to the success of the conferences. 

The main content of the message delivered was the 
same, though local and varied conditions received specific 
treatment. Mr. Noe addressed himself especially to a dis- 
cussion of the program of the Church as it was adopted 
by the General Convention. He dwelt particularly on the 
Budget, as being an estimate of the actual current expense 
of the Church, based on minimum needs ; and on the Priori- 
ties, as being a list of objects the Church must attain if 
she is to make any real advance. This speaker also spoke 
of the plans laid in East Carolina for the effective carrying 
out of the program, and urged the people to inform tliem- 
selves in order that they meet the challenge implied and 
revealed in this summary of needs and opportunities. 

With his usual effectiveness. Bishop Darst in every con- 
ference summoned the people to a greater test of their 
powers in making effective the forward march of the 
Church. -Everywhere he spoke feelingly of the advance 
which has been made in East Carolina during the period of 
his Episcopate, and urged his people not to halt. He spoke 
of the increased number of clergy, especially in the mis- 
sionary field, urging the necessity of their continued sup- 
port. He summed up the good results in East Carolina 
arising out of the increased consecration and generosity of 
the people expressed in the Nationi Wide Campaign, and 
gave it as his conviction that the same standard must be 

These speakers started out with mixed emotions. They 
returned from General Convention enthusiastic over the 
siiirit of progress manifested there. They reached Wil- 
mington to hear a somewhat sad tale in the treasurer's 
office; of how the people have been slow in paying their 
1922 pledges, thus crippling the machinery of the Diocese. 
But from their first-hand contact with the people they fin- 
ished their tour firm in the conviction that the people of 
East Carolina can be depended upon to do their whole duty. 


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Plymouth, N. C. 

Our readers have undoubtedly missed the Bishop's Let- 
ters in the last one or two issues of the Mission Herald, 
and) the editor ia always sorry not to be able to present 
them. Bishop Darst was unable to write a letter while at 
the General Convention, as his time was fully occupied. 
Since returning from the convention he has been so busy 
carrying out the Fall program that he has not had time to 
write. We hope to have a letter from him in the Decem- 
ber issue. T. P., JR. 


The meeting of the General Convention in Portland, giv- 
ing as it did so much publicity to the objects and program 
of the Church, called forth many favorable comments from 
newspapers and magazines not of our own Church. For 
instance, the Outlook, one of the most influential maga- 
zines in the whole country edited by a Congregationalist 
had several long editorials commending the program of the 
Church and incidentally commenting on the position of 
the Church. 'A Living Church," was the caption of an 
editorial that contained the following paragraph: 

"S'omewhat similarly, the Protestant Episcopal Church 
constitutes a parent stock in Christian faith and practice. 
The symbol of its ancestorhood is the Book of Common 
Prayer. Though It is the authoritative compendium of 
Episcopal liturgy, it is in practice the heritage of as many 
Protestant bodies as may wish to claim it. Its collects are 
the common possession of all churches. Its phraseology 
ha3 entered Into the language almost as definitely as that 
of the Bngllsh Bible. The fact that the Protestant Epis- 

copal Church, is in a peculiar sense the trustee for this 
treasury of worship and literature ia an indication of the 
special responsibility that rests upon this Church and the 
public concern in its actions." T. P., JR. 


The Church has designated Sunday, November 26th, as 
the date of the Every Member Canvass. It is a significant 
date. The canvass this year will determine a number ot 
things. It will, first of all, determine whether or not enough 
money will be pledgedi to carry out the program of tne 
Church in Bast Carolina and in the nation. It will also 
be a gauge of the temper of the people as regiards the for- 
ward movement inaugurated three years ago and now per- 
petuated by act of the General Convention in endorsing 
the program of the National Executive Council. From a 
first hand contact with many people in the Diocese, we be- 
lieve that there is no disposition to take the back track. 
We hope and believe that the canvass will be an expression 
of the consecrated purpose of the people to extend the 
sphere of influence of the Church and widen the boundaries 
of the Kingdom. T. P., JR. 


The Episcopal Church has not always been a popular 
Church in America, more especially where its numbers 
were small and its corresponding influence was not largely 
felt. It has not always been easy for Episcopalian;* to un- 
derstand why this was so. They have known tnat wliile 
the Episcopal Church has had its roots deeply sunk ui the 
past, its organization and institutions are essentially Amer- 
ican. It's liturgy and creeds belong to Christian history 
rather than to denominational beginnings, but that has not 
appeared to them to constitute any rational bas:s of an- 
tagonism. The whole truth is tliat the Episcopal Church 
has been misunderstood in places where the Picieatant 
Church has been very strong. And we are glad io record 
the fact tliat this misunderstanding is gradually but rapid- 
ly disappearing. Wherever people have begun to make a 
study of Christian history, as such, rather than reading 
only that which is dictated by partizan bias, they have come 
to appreciate the position of the Episcopal Church. 

T. P., JR. 


The Rev. Joseph Fort Newton, one of the most prominent 
ministers in New York, a Presbyterian if we mistake not, 
writing in a recent issue of the Atlantic Monthly says in 
part: "No Church is more rich in its munificence, or more 
strategic in its labor to stem the tide of paganism in New 
York, than the Episcopal Church. Its missions are mar 
vels ot sagacious and prophetic Christian enterprise. '' This 
is but just one item in an ever increasing chorus of appre- 
ciation of the Church. To be rightly understood is a very 
happy circumstance. We can all contribute nmch to the 
genera] happiness by seeking to understand one another. 

T. P.. JR. 


The management of the Mission Herald regrets the neces- 
sity of calling the attention of its subscribers to the unpaid 
condition of many subscription accounts. We have re- 
cently sent out statements to all who are in arrears, and 
have had a somewhat discouraging response. The Mission 
Herald has to depend very largely on money received from 
subscriptions for financial support, especially now that 
advertising has fallen off sharply. If you have not already 
obeyed the impulse to send in the amount that you are due, 
please do so, and thus relieve the anxiety in this office. 

T. P, JR. 



'O live ye by the Kalendar, 
And with the good ye dwell; 
The Spirit that came down on them, 
Will Lighten you as well." — Bishop Coxe. 


Nov. 26 — Sunday next before Advent 
30 — St. Andrew, Apostle 
3 — First Sunday in Advent. 
10 — Second Sunday in Advent 
17 — Third Sunday in Advent 
21— St. Thomas, Apostle 


Personal Items. 

The Rev. W. H. Milton, D.D., Rector of St. James Church, 
Wilmington, has announced that he has declined the urgent 
call to continue as executive head ol the Field uepartmeut 
of the Presiding Bishop and Council, and will 'levote iiis 
time to his work as Rector of St. James, Wilmington. i->'r. 
Milton will continue as a member ot the National Council 
of the Church, having been re-elected by the General Con- 
vention. News that Dr. Milton will devote his whole time 
to the Church in Wilmington and 'East Carolma will ba 
gratefully received, as no man is more valuable iu helping 
to carry out the forward movements of the Cli'ivch. 

The Rev. Alfred Taylor^ who lecently resigne.l as Hector 
of Holy Trinity, Hertford, writes the Mission Herald that 
he is now in residence in Albany, N. Y., where he is as.-is- 
tant minister of St. Peter's parish, one ol the .strout; par- 
ishes of New York State. 

During the meeting of the General Convention in Port- 
land a Rose Festival was held, especially in honor of the 
Episcopalians. Several of the distinguished Bishops and 
Deputies to General Convention were made "Royal Rosa- 
rians," Among this small number East Carolina is proud 
to claim one, Mr. George B. Elliott, a member of St. James 
Church, Wilmington, and General Counsel of The Atlantic 
Coast Line railway system. 

The Rev. A. C. D. Noe, Rector of Emmanuel Church, Farm- 
ville, has been very active during the past fewi weeks in 
the interest of St. Mary's School, Raleigh. St. Mary's con- 
ducted a nation-wide campaign for an endowment fund, and 
Mr. Noe was named as one of the field agents. His canvass 
took him into many of the large cities of the South. 

The numerous friends of the Rev. A. R. Parshley, Rector 
of St.. Paul's Church, Clinton, will regret to learn that his 
health has not been good for the past few weeks, necessi- 
tating his having to relinquish active charge of the work 
in Clinton. He is now in residence in Wilmington, where 
he is under the care of physicians. 


170,341.82 worse off than for the same month one year 

1262,274.24 worse off than for the nine months of 1921. 
Now that the General Convention is all over our next 
important job is to pay our bills. Let's go! 
Sincerely yours, 




The giving of our money to God's work is an intensely 
spiritual act. Our willingness to give our money is the 
expression of our faith, our interest, our desire to give 
help to others, and these ara the very elements of spiritual 
life. — Bishop Manning. 


Calls Attention To Year's Work. 


Williamston, N. C, October 23, 
To the Women of East Carolina: 

ilie Triennial or 192^ is over: There we passed inauy 
resolutions which wiil give us tasKs worthy oi our besi ei- 

Miss Lindley's quarterly letter, a copy of which is beings 
sent to every women's organization in Kdht Caroiuia^ t:^iis 
bnetly of the many wondenul opportunities and privileges 
which are ours for this triennium. Peruaps you know this 
letter is sent by Miss Lindiey to all Uiocesan Auxiliary 
presidents, and your president deems it a privilege to send 
a copy to our beloved Bishop and each Rector m oim:: tnat 
our co-workers oT the Clergy may know what we ai>; hoping 
and Planning to accomplish. 

Many of the delegates and visitors to Portland can visit 
different parishes — u invited — and leil ot the Triennial. 
Arrangements lor such visits may be made directly with 
the delegates desired by your Branch. 

Please note a certain pledge; — our interest in the de- 
velopment of an organization among young people. " Al- 
ready we have done much along this iine — yom generous 
contribution to Central h;xpense Fund enables us to pay 
$500.00 a year toward Miss Rena Harding s saiary, also \.e 
could give her $400.00 trom the same fund on the expentiive 
trip to Portland. She has piohted much by her lauhiui 
attendance at the many meetings in Portland and has le- 
tuined home tully prepared to help your parish. But, in 
order for her to assist you in accomplishing anything, she 
should remain at least three days in every parish and mis- 
sion. Please write her at once at Washingiton, X. C, tor 
an engagemenL 1 shall not even hint of the many wonder- 
ful plans she can unfold lor your profit and beneiit, but 
allow her the privilege ot telling you iirst hand when she 
visits you. Throughout the General Church East Carolina 
has a name for beautiiul co-operation, so 1 pledge in your 
name, this same spirit of co-operation trom the women to 
"carry on" the work of the young people through the Church 
School Service League in all its activities. 

From our Central Expense Fund we divided $300.00 equal- 
ly between Mrs. Adams, Mrs. McMullan and Mrs. WooiVin 
towards their trip to Portland. These officers are now 
ready to give you the benefits of their trip to the Triennial 
and show their appreciation of the appropriation ot tiiis sum 

Our year's work is drawing to a close. Much praise is 
due the organizations which have already sent in their 1922 
assessment money. To those who have not yet sent their 
money to Mrs. George H. Roberts^ 78 Melcalf Street, New 
Hern, N. C, may I remind them that our books must close 
December 31, 1922? No money can be counted for this year 
if received after that date. Your president is asked to 
render a report very early in January to Headquarters, but 
is unable to do so unless you are prompt in the parish. The 
report blanks will reach your parish early in November. 
If any items puzzle you, will you please take such subjects 
up at once with the proper officer? All parishes must con- 
tribute the amounts assessed in order to be named on our 
Honor Roll at our Annual Meeting, These amounts may 
be divided between any number of local organizations. 

While distances are great in East Carolina much of our 
work must be done by letters, still, with the building of 
better roads each year, we hope to eliminate space, and in 
the near future give you more visits from the different offi- 

With every good wish for success in all your undertakings 
for the spread of the Master's Kingdom, 1 am, 
Yours faithfully, 

Auxiliary President. 




furtive tears as the last clerical coattail whisked through 
the doors." 

Those paying one dollar: Mrs. H. B. McGlohon, Mrs. 13. 
K. Batts, Mrs. Wallace Sutton, Mrs. P. R. Alfred, Mrs. J. V. 
Grainger, Mrs. F. C. Harding, Mrs. T. E. Shore, Mrs. B. F. 
bowers, Mrs. VV. G. Elliott, Mrs. Lizzie Griffin, Mrs. E. A. 
Metis, Mrs. C. S. Grainger, Mrs. W. W. Olive, Rev. ,1. E. 
Holder, J. A. Huske, Mrs. J. D. Cox, Mrs. J. \V. Bell, Mrs. 

A. ,J. Cohoou, Mrs. N. E. Armstrong, Rev. D. L Gwathmey, 

B. S. Hoskins, J. .J. Stone, Rev. W. B. Clark, Mrs. F. L. 
Haislip, Dr. B. L, Long, Mrs. T. .J. Mitchell, S'r., Miss Har- 
riet Grist, M. DeL. Haywood, Miss Sudie Hargrove, Rev. 
A. R. Parshley, W. A. Blount, Mrs. J. L. Royall. Mrs. Wal- 
lace Hufflnes, Mrs. L. C. Trippe, Mrs. C. F. Warren, Rev. 
T. F. Opie. Total $36. UU. 

Those paying more than one dollar: Mrs. C. H. Turner 
?2 00; E. B. Marston, $2.00; Miss Lula Frere, $2.00; W. L. 
Hall, $2.00; Mrs. T. E. Sprunt, $2.00; B. R. Huske, $2.00; 
H. Winfield, $2.00; Mrs. J. B. Fearing, $2.00; Mrs. J. L. 
Allen, $2.00; Miss Lillie Taylor, $2.00; Mrs. H. E. McBride, 
$2.00; Mrs. VV. D. McMillan, .Jr., $2.00; Mrs. Cooper Person,^ 
$2.00; Mrs. C. W. Tate, $3.00; S. H. Abbott, $2.00; Miss Etta 
Gay, $2.00; Mrs. H. W. Hood, $3.00; Mrs. W. D. Pruden, 
$2.00; Mrs. T. T. Hollingsworth, $2.00; Mrs. H. M. S.. Cason, 
$1.50; Mrs. J. G. Tooley, $2.00; Miss Catherine Wooten, 
$2.00; Mrs. J. L. Johnson, $3.00; Mrs. Jno. G. Blount, $5.00; 
Mrs. C. L. Smith, $3.00; iVliss Laura Hughes, $2.00; Mrs. C. 
A. Thompson, $2.00; Mrs. Fred Buhman, $2.00; J. F. Hosea, 
$2.00; Mrs. .1. A. Davenport, $3.00; Mrs. T. C. Holmes, $2.00; 
Mrs. A. M. Lee, $1.50; Clayton Giles, Jr., $4.00. Total $75.00. 

Grand total for month $111.00. 


Tney still come, little brevities and levities Dlown off the 
surtace of serious Convention matters. 

A court reporter taking down a speecli ai the Cimrch 
Periodical Club mass meeting met lus Waterloo in a ref- 
erence to Bishop Schereschewsky. The bishop appears in 
the Jinal report as "that individual in China." 

Remarking on the lack of definite aim and purpose in 
institutions of higher learning Bishop Burleson said at a 
religious education meeting, "1 sometimes think we have 
got, in the product of our college and university education, 
a man who is all dressed up and has nowhere to go!" 

Our national humorous weekly. Life, safely remarked in 
a recent issue, 'Anyhow it is conceded that 'Love one 
another" stands a better chance ot being accepted as an 
eleventh commandment than of hnding a place in the re- 
vised marriage service." 

The fourth dimension has been discovered in California. 
A puzzled clergyman who visited Stanford University on 
the way home says that in the mosaics over the facade of 
the lesplendent memorial chapel rebuilt since its destruc- 
tion some years ago there are four spaces filled with sym- 
bolic figures. The first represents faith, the second, hope, 
the third, cliarity, and tlae ;ouith--love. 

An editorial in The Oregon ian appeared a few days after 
the close of the Convention, beginning, "ft is said that hotel 
men were sad at heart to see the bishops go " The editor 
then mentions a few crimes which the bishops did not com- 
mit. They did not try to sing "Hail, hail," they did not 
brandish toothpicks, the> did not toss burnt matches on 
the rugs, they did not play ja,zz all night, they did not send 
each day at dawn "the insistent S. O. S. for ice water." 

"They were unversed in the code of lesser conventions 
which maintains in its first statute that the greater tha 
noise the more resounding the glory. They were but bish- 
ops. Yet a singular thing it is, as we consult our recollec- 
tions of other gatherings, that one of the largest conven- 
tions, and the most significant, ever held in America, was 
attended by a minimum of noise and an impression of dig- 
nified and scholarly quiet. No wonder the hotelmen shed 


(Charlotte correspondence of News and Observer.) 
Charlotte, Oct. 31. — The building committee of the Thomp- 
son Orphanage, of this city, will be presented with plans 
for the Sadie Tucker Williamson Infirmary building some 
time next week, according to an announcement made here 
to-night. The plans for the structure, which is to be erect- 
ed by W. H. Williamson, retired textile manufacturer of 
Raleigh, as a memorial to his wife, are to be submitted by 
Louis H. Asbury, local architect. 

The building, according to the committee, will, cost ap- 
proximately $15,000, It is to be two stories high and will 
be equipped with wards for male and female patients a 
detention and isolation waru and nurses' quarters. 

Contracts for the building are expected to be awarded at 
an early date, the work to be completed by next spring. 


Perfect Day and Inspiring Addresses. 

Sunday, October 29th, will be long remembered by Church 
people in Plymouth as one of the most enjoyable and prof- 
itable days in the history of Grace Church. On thts day, 
marked by Indian Summer warmth and sunshine, the peo- 
ple of Plymouth, Roper, Creswell, and Columbia, met in 
Grace Church for worship inspiration and instruction. All 
of tills they received in a unique measure, and added to 
this there was deligiitful social intercourse.. 

As originally planned, the district conference to be held 
in Plymouth was scheduled for Monday afternoon, the 
30th, but Bishop Darst and Mr. N,oe readily agreed to hold 
it on Sunday instead, thus Insuring a much larger atten- 
dance and giving Plymouth the opportunity of entertaining 
the people of the near-by churches. 

At the eleven o'clock service Bishop Darst was the 
preacher. He was greeted by a congregation which filled 
the Church. The service was a fitting way in which to 
begin the day, for the Bishop's sermon pitched the day's 
activities upon a high plane. The service was featured by 
appropriate music for the occasion, rendered by the choir 
of Grace Church. 

A dinner served on the church grounds furnished the 
setting for the social side ot the day's program. It was 
admittedly an adequate dinner; one well in keeping with 
the reputation East Carolina enjoys of setting a bountiful 
table. The members of Grace Church were hosts to their 
visitors from Creswell, Columbia and Roper, who were 
there in large numbers. As they gathered around the din- 
ner table, and afterward intermingled in an informal way, 
both host and visitor felt more closely drawn to each other 
than ever before. 

At 2 : 30 o'clock the church was again filled to its capacity 
for the conference on the Church's program. Addresses 
were made by Bishop Darst, the Rev. W. R. Noe, Executive 
Secretary of the Diocese; Mr. H. G. Walker, vice-chairman 
of the district; and the Rev. Theodore Partrick, Jr., Rector 
of the Parish. The Bishop's hope that this district will 
measure up to what is expected of it seems assured, if the 
interest manifested at this conference gives a correct basis 
for judgment Mr. Walker, a very active layman at St 
David's Parish, Creswell, made an excellent address, laying 
emphasis on the duty of laymen in taking an active part in 
cr-rrying forward the standard of Christ and the Church. 
Mr. Noe and the Bishop both made a lasting contribution 
to th& spiritual life of this field and to a more thorough 
understanding of the Church's plans. 





Mr. Gardner Celebrates Third Anniversary. 

On the Sunday after the return of the delegates to the 
General Convention Miss Rena Harding, the Secretaiy of 
the Diocesan branch of the C'hureh S'chuol S'ervic ; Leag i^ 
gave a brief account of her imnressiou of the trip and 
Convention at the opening session of the Church School. 

The Church School is very much alive this year. We 
have a good corps of teachers, a teacher's training class, 
a Bible class for vv^omen as well as one for men on Sunday 
mornings, and a Bible class for women on Wednesda;- 
mornings, the latter being taught by the Rector. 

We also have an active Church School Service League 
with Miss Ruth Eborn as Supervisor. 

Mr Edmund H. Harding, the organist of the Cliurch has 
a unique scheme by which a choir for the Sunday' evening 
services is assured. The choir nierabers are divided into 
four groups each group being responsible for the music on 
the first, second, third, and fourth Sundays respectively. 
On the fifth Sundays he has arranged to have the full choir 
give a special musical service. This arrangement has been 
so successful that on some S'undays the evening Choir is 
larger than the morning choir. 

The Church school has set apart the third Sunday in each 
month as a day when they bring a special self-denial offer- 
ing which is added to the Parish House Building Fund. 

The adult members of the Parish have set aside the sec- 
ond Sunday in each month, as a day when they bring a 
special self-denial offering to pay off the Parish debt, which 
debt was made necessary by the large assessment for street 
paving and by other improvements and repairs 

The third Sunday in September was the anniversary 
of the Rectorship of the late Nathaniel Harding, it was 
also the third anniversary of the present Rector. It was 
appropriately observed bv a corporate communion of those 
who have been confirmed during the Rectorship of the pres- 
ent incumbent. The members of the Vestry of the Church 
also made their corporate communion at this service. 

The Rector, with the assistance of Mr. John G. Bragaw, 
Jr., held a ten days preaching mission in Zion Church, Beau- 
fort County. A notice of this mission appears elsewhere 
under Zion news. 

The first Musical service of this season was given in the 
Church Sunday evening, October the twenty-ninth A very 
inspiring and delightful program was rendered by the full 
Parish choir in the presence of a congregation v.ith filled 
the Church. 

On Hallowe'en the v/cm.en of the Parish held a lelightful 
Bazaar for the benefit o fthe Parish House Building Fund 
and cleared more than four hundred dollars. 


This Clergyman and Layman Make Fine Team for Holding 

(ZiOn Correspondence of Washington, N. C, News.) 
Tuesday night brought to a close the Mission services at 
Zion which have been held during the last ten days. Great 
interest was manifested and the intensive work and study 
done served to arouse the people to their sense of relig- 
ious privileges and responsibilities. 

Rev. Stephen Gardner of St. Peter's, Washington, was the 
preacher at all of the services except two at which times 
the regular services at St. Peter's claimed his presence. 
Services at Zion on those nights were conducted by Mr. 
John G. Bragaw, Jr., of Washington. Both Mr. Gardner 
and Mr. Bragaw preached and read the Holy Scriptures 
with such fervor that all who heard them could not but feel 
the supremacy of Jes-us Christ and believe the Holy Spirit 

both guided in the preparation of tilie sermons and prepared 
receptive hearts for the receiving of the message. Each 
sermon was a strong one and in succession struck many 
of the vital chords necessary both in the corporate and in- 
dividual life of the Christian. Some of the many impres- 
H\\e lessons left with the congregation were the meaning of 
True Christian Fellowship wish God and Man; The Power 
of Jesus to understand and have comijassion on each indi- 
vidual soul in the multitude of the great world; the need 
of putting into execution one's Christian visions; the impor- 
tiince of imi3licit respect and obedience to God's laws; the 
ci.mmunior. with God bv diligently searching the Holy 
.Scriptures; the need of Christians who like St. Paul have 
no apology to make for lieing a Christian and the Omnipo 
t"nt power of God 

The last service brought the Mission to a very fitting, 
&l)propriate and inspiring climax. The organist and choir 
f;om St. Peter's led the congr.=gation in the singing of some 
cid hut stirring hymns in addition to rendering solos and 
anthems throughout the service. 

The people of Zion feel thai great good his been don'' 
the entire community and wish to acknow'edge their appre- 
ciation to every one who lent their aid and encoura^euient 
to the work. They espcially thank Mr. Gardner. Mr. Bragaw 
and the choir of St. Peter's. 



The fall meeting of the Western Carolina local Assembly 
of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew met in Lincolnton, N. C, 
October 26, as the guests of St. Luke's Church. This .As- 
sembly had added at this meeting Chapters of the T^rother- 
hood in High Shoals and Bessimer City, recently formed. 
The Chapters at Charlotte, and Gastonia were well repre- 
sented including six members of the Junior Chapter recent- 
ly formed at S't. Peter's, Charlotte, making in all about sixty 
men present at the meeting. The next meeting will take 
place in Charlotte in April at St. Martin's Church. 

At the opening session held in the Church at 5:30 in the 
afternoon reports were received from the Chapters which 
showed increased activity in men's work in their respec- 
tive parishes. A constitution and by-laws was adopted, the 
name adopted being Western Carolina Local Assembly of 
the Brotherhood. 

The second session was held in the parish house where 
a delightful supper was served by the ladies of the Parish. 
After the supper reports from the General Convention were 
made by Rev. R. B. Owens, Rev. J. W. Cantey Johnson and 
Rev. Jno. L. Jackson and a report of the Brotherhood Con- 
vention by Mr. W. L Balthis, Council Member, and Vice- 
President of the Convention. 

The third session was a service in the Church which was 
unique in that after the sermon preached by Rt. Rev. E. A. 
Penick, Bishop Coad.iutor of North Carolina, a confirma- 
tion service was held, eleven candidates being confirmed, 
and a service of admission to the Brotherhood was held 
in which several members were admitted. 

Perhaps the most significant feature of the .Assembly 
meeting was the appointment by the President, .Mr. G. S. 
Lindgren, of a committee composed of the following: Rt. 
Rev. Junius M. Horner, Rt. Rev. E. A. Penick, Mr. W. L. 
r.althis and Mr. F. O. Clarkson to make a survey and re- 
port at the next meeting on the prospects for a hoy's camp 
and week-end conference for men in the mountains of West- 
ern .North Carolina. F. O. CLARKSON, Secretary. 

It is only the pure in heart who may see God; then we 
must abhor sin and keep on abhorring it; we must not only 
be hearers of his word, but doers of his will. The active 
Christian ig alone the happy one.— Rev. E. A. Elliott. 




In spite of the many meetings and tlie pressure of busi- 
uess time was lound during the Gen-^ral Cor.vention for 
the Church Periodical club to report and confer on matters 
of impoitance to those who are interested in this branch 
of the Church's work. 

S'ince the last Triennial the efforts of the C. P. C. have 
been concentrated on raising the money for St, Paul's Li- 
brary, Tokyo. The $15,000.00 asked for was an accom- 
plished fact last June, and Dr. Reifsnider wrote that the 
cable containing the glad tidings was received the day that 
the College received the license from the Japanese Govern- 
ment which made it a full fledged University. Contribu- 
tions to the fund are still being received, and as the fund 
has now reached the sum of $17,847.00, the maintenance of 
the Library is assured. 

In order to continue the policy of providing new books 
for schools and college libraries, it was determined that 
during this Triennium the C. P. C. raise yearly $5,000.00 
for this purpose. As there are about 1500 parish branches 
of the C. P. C, a little mathematical calculation will prove 
that the raising of this sum would be no hardship on any 
one parish if all would enter earnestly upon the task, 

One of the institutions which would receive the benefit 
of this sum is the D'uBose Memorial Training School at 
Monteagle, Tennessee, and another is the library at Se- 
uanee. Both of these institutions are especially dear to 
us in the South, and it is proposed that the Fourth Prov- 
ince make these needs thei chief work of the branches oi 
the C. P. C. 

Considering that clergymen largely benefit from the C. 
P. C. discussion arose as to why so many rectors ignore the 
work .41so why laymen should not be contributors? Of 
course it is because they don't know, for if they once real- 
ized the need for technical and profressixinal literature — 
law, science, engineering, medicine, etc. — we are sure that 
they would gladly pass on to the less privileged the many 
books and magazines which have served their purpose as 
far as the owner is concerned. 

Contributions to the C. P. C. are not always wise as in- 
stanced by a box of Prayer Books sent to Japan. First a 
payment of $10.00 extra freight had to be made; then the 
books were found to be in such a condition that they were 
immediately burned; lastly, they were English Prayer 
Books and therefore useless to the natives! 

The value to mission fields of reading matter is demon- 
strated w hen we hear from Alaska that they want it to the 
extent of taking food off the sleds so as to make room 
for books. 

Bishop McKim in expressing appreciation of what the 
C, P. C. meant in his field, said he wished some one would 
send a book to him, personally, it would mean much as a 
token of remembrance and good-will. With bated breath he 
added, "I prefer detective stories." I shudder to think 
what will happen to him this Christmas! 

A few of the Diocesan Correspondents reported that the 
C. P. C. in their dioceses was placed on the budget; in some 
Instances it is supported by parish contributions; but the 
concensus of opinion was that as a definite recognized part 
of the task of the Church it should receive diocesan sup- 

May I ask that Librarians impress upon donors of pe- 
riodicals and magazines the necessity of notifying them 
promptly if they discontinue sending the same, and the 
equal necessity on the part of the Librarians of notifying 
the D'iocesan Correspondent. 

We hear of donors who discontinue their contributions 
if they receive no acknowledgiment from the recipient. 
That is unfortunate for there may be good reason. In many 
instances the name and address of the donor are written in 

that secret cipher so dear to the hearts of some, and there- 
fore remain a dark mystery to the recipient. 


Alaska asks for copies of "The Young Churchman" and 
"The Shepherd's Arms." 

Some recent fiction is needed for tuberculosis patients 
at St. Luke's Home. Address Rev. R. Cooks, St, Luke's 
Home, Phoenix, Arizona. 

Educational card games on the Bible, Secular history, etc 

Liddlell and Scott's "Greek-English Lexicon." Address 
furnished on request. 

'Froissart's Chronicles"; "Burke's Peerage." 

A community work in Delaware asks for children's books, 
and also old copies of "John Martin's Book." ' 

A mining camp in West Virginia asks for technical mag- 
azines on carpentering, electricity, automobiles, and illus- 
trated English magazines for any year since the war ended 

S'chool in Cuba, and one in Virginia, ask for girls' books. 

Mr friends, it is our task to inform, and arouse the peo- 
ple to the great opportunities which, the C. P. C. offers for 
personal service which "blesses him that gives and him 
that takes " GABRIELLB deR. WADDBLL, 

Diocesan Correspondent. 


Romans 8:18 
My Father would never send me the darkness 

If He thought I could bear the light. 
But He knows I would not cling to His hand 

If the way was always bright; 
And He knows I would not walk by faith, 

Could I always walk by sight 

It is true He has many a trial 

For my -weary heart to bear, 
And many a cruel, thorny path 

For my tired feet to share; 
But He knows I would not reach Heaven at all 

Jf pain did not lead Aie there. 

And He sends me the blinding darkness, 

And the furnace of burning heat; 
My child, 'tis the only way, believe me, 

To keep you low at my feet; 
For how readily would you wander. 

Were your life always bright and sweet. 

Then I lay my hand in my Father's, 

And smile, and sing, as I go 
Biut my song is not always cheerful. 

And my courage sinks often low; 
But, well, if my lips do quiver, 

God loves me, even so. 

— ^Selected. 


One of last year's graduates from St. Paul's, Tokyo, was 
Oishi Yoshioki, the only living descendant of Oishi Yoshio, 
the leader of the famous Forty-seven Ronin, the model of 
Japanese knighthood and Ancient morality. 

According to the 1921 reports of the public libraries in 
Tokyo, there were more books on Religious subjects taken 
out for reading than on any other topic and of these, pro- 
portionately more Christian books than any others. 

ft is time that the thoughtless and sinful rise to the 
duty that they should perform in suppressing the vices 
that come with great wealth, the whole combined to over- 
throw the main objects In llfei — Rev. W. D. Buchanan; 




Children of the Orphanage Enjoy Many Treats. 

Mr. A. C Sheldon, Boys Work Secretary at tlie Y. M. C. 
A. came to the Orphanage and gave a special invitation to 
ihe older )>oys to avail themselves of the privileges of the 
Y. Twenty of the older boys are now enrolled there with 
luU-meiiiberbhip ana brand new outnts throughout. These 
new outnts were the gilt ot the Mens i:.ible Class ot S't. 
reiers Church. JNeedless to say, these boys are very for- 
tunate ana aie getiing a tiemendous lot oj. pleasure and 
pront out of the c'lasfaes. 

A little later in the mouth, through the kindness ot 
iii^s Klizabetn Bruus, the older girls were formed into a 
club at the Y. W. C. A., so the boys can no longer "crow 
over'' the girls. 

The ":\iaue-in-Carolinas" Exposition, Sep. 29-Oct. 6 was of 
absorbing inteiest, and most of the Orphiinage lamily at- 
tended, all of the girls being taken on Saturday P. M., Oct. 
uth, Mrs. Isaac Hardeman kindly having anangea for their 
transportation and admission there. The Boy Scout Troop 
viem one evening on invitation of Mr. Selden. 

The outstanding event of the month was the consecra- 
tion oi J^V. Peuick as l^ishop-Coad.iuetor of North Carolina. 
The children all teit a keen interest in the L'ervice as 
Bishop Tenick has long been a member of the Executive 
Committee of the Thompson Orphanage and very much 
admired and loved by all the c'hildien. The orphanage had 
the pleasure of entertaining during their stay for the con- 
secration, the Rev. Messis. Dean and Miller and also Mrs. 
Uean Irom Wilmington, N. C. i3oth Mr. Dean and Mr. 
Miller and Rev. Mr. i. H. Hughes ana Rev. W. J. Smith at- 
tended and paiticipated in the chapel service at the Orphan- 
age on the afternoon of Sunday, October loth. 

Bishop Durst was good enough to give us a short but 
very nuK-h enjoyed call lato the same evening, and Monday 
we enjoyed a visit from the Rev. W. .J. Gordon, of Spray, 
X. C. 

Several meetings of the Executive Committee were held 
tliis month in addition to the regular meeting^ one at the 
call of Bishop Cheshire and two special meetings to confer 
with Mr. Williamson, of Raleigh, the donor of the new in- 
firmary which is to be erected some time in the early 

One child, Frank Melton, has had to be taken to the 
hospital for special treatment. Three had their tonsils and 
adenoids removed. Two children are suffering with severe 
bronchial colds, and there are some lesser ailments. 

On Saturday, October 28th, Dr. Angell, the "Play Wizard" 
of Boston, Mass., who had been at the Charlotte public 
schools tlu'ough the arrangement of the Rotary Club, came 
to the Orphanage and gave the children a real insight into 
the "art of play." 

On Sunday^ October 29th, the Superintendent was in 
Asheville, N. C, speaking briefly at Trinity, Asheville and 
All Souls', Eiltmore, on the needs and work of the Orphan- 

Otey Byers, a former member of the Thompson Orphan- 
age family, now at Patterson School, has just sent in an 
excellent report of work don© in school room and field. 
It is most gratifying to get these good reports from former 
boys and girls. 

On the 31st, the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bai- 
ley Circus came to town and the children all went as 
guests of the Chamber of Commerce and Kiwanig Club, 
the trip to the circus grounds being made in two large 
motor trucks. Eighty-eight children attended and had a 
wonderful time. That same nighty being Hallowe'en, many 
ghosts and witches appeared on the Orphanage campus, 
and the happy shouts and laughter of many merry-hearted 
children echoed back and forth for some time, but the 
children were too tired from their trip to the circus to 

keep at it very long, and soon went off to bed after a day 
packed full of fun. 

Primary Department — .Julian Pace, 94; Wade Webb, 94; 
E'stelle Dellinger, 92; Inez Simpson, 91; Alsaidia Cahoon, 
9U; Margaret Jeffries, 90; Hugh Shutters, 90; Rosa Duffy, 

Senior Department — EHie Parish^ 97 1-3; Vertie Potts, 
;t,', :,-;_!; Nellie Kerr, 94 2-3; Bennie 'Nash, 94 1-6; Wilma 
Kelly, 93 1-3; Cora Lee Cochran, 91 1-6; Mildred Wither- 
spoon, 90 2-3; Bernice S'tanton, 90 1-6. 

Cash contributions received Sept. 10th to Oct. 10th: 

Charlotte, Mr. W. H. Kelly ; $ 30.00 

Charlotte, Mr. W. H. Kelly, for Hattie's school book 1.10 

Charlotte, Mr. C. P. Austin, discount 16.29 

Charlotte, Elba Manufacturing Co.^ one year's disc. 46.91 

Charlotte, Mr. F.B.Ferris '. 1.00 

Gastonia, S. S., St. Mark's 7.09 

Hillsboro, Through Miss Cameron 9.00 

Hillbboro, through Miss Cameron — Mrs. L. H. .Justis 2..jO 
Merry Hiil, Emily, Richard, and Whitmell Smith- 
wick, S. T. S I 1 . 00 

New Bern. Mr. C. V. Scott 12.50 

Raleigh, Guardian of Parish children 20.00 

Raleigh^ St., Agnes' Guild, to supplement children's 

suppers 30.00 

Rockingham, Church of the Messiah, S'. S 2.17 

Ridgeway, Sarah and Helen Petar .25 

Scotland Neck, S. S'., Trinity Church 2.00 

Salisbiu-y, W. A., St. Luke's 3.00 

Wilmington, Miss Wilhemina Harlow 2.00 

Windsor, S. S., St. Tliomas' 1.37 

Warrenton, Men's Bible Class, Emmanuel Church, 

for Julian Pace 18 . 04 

Contributions in kind: Assortment of toys, package of 
clothing, Mrs. Adams, Charlotte; 3 dresses, scarf, hat, skirt, 
belt, etc., for Lillie Nash from Mrs. Frank Purcell, Char- 
lotte; blue serge middy suit for Lillie Nash from Mrs. E. C 
Marshall, Charlotte; baby pen and chair, Mrs. Joe Garibaldi, 
Charlotte; handkerchief and handkerchief case and pin 
for Lillie Nash from Miss Loraine Baughan, Rich S'quare; 
box of candy for Violet Shutters from her sister; box of 
grapes for Bernice Stanton from her uncle; 2 see-saws, 
giant stride and slide for children's playground, from the 
Thompson Orphanage Guild, Charlotte; 2 pairs stockings 
and night gown for Dorothy Parish from her aunt, Mrs. J. 
A. Bailey, Raleigh; fruit and candy for Bennie Nash from 
Mrs. Savannah Hawes, Raleigh; package scratch paper, 
box of half used pencils, paper clips, pins, rubber band, etc., 
from Mr. J, R. Smith, Washington, D. C; b boys' hats, Mrs. 
W. A. Whitaker, Winston Salem; sweater, middy and col- 
lar and cuff set for Nellie Kerr from her mother; writing 
paper and stamps for Bernice Stanton from her mother; 
men's suits, shaving outfit, knife, gloves, clothes hanger 
from W. A., Holy Trinity, Hertford; sweater for Lillian 
Melton from her sister; 1 box of candy for 'Ellie Parish 
from her aunt, Mrs. H. F. Booker, Rocky Mount; 2 dresses, 
toy, candy and stamps for Inez Simpson from her mother. 


"The Churchman's KaJendar of Daily Bible Readings" 
has been prepared and issued under the direction of the 
National Council, by a Committee of which Bishop Ferris is 
chairman, assisted by the Rev. T. A. Conover. 

The Kalendar contains three series of Bible readings 
(also issued separately). The first follows the Gospels for 
the Sundays and Holy Days. The second follo-v^s the life of 
Christ. Tlie third, for children, is on the heroes of the 

The leaflets of any one series are $1.50 pei 100. The 
whole Kalendar, an illustrated 60-page booklet with the 
Church year from Advent, 1922, to Advent, 1923, and other 
information, is 20 cents a copy, $15.00 per 100. Order fron. 
the Bookstore, 281 Fourthi Ave., New York. 




Promising Wilmington Field Capable of Much Development 

(By The Rev. Harvey A. Cox ) 
I am asking the Editor of the Herald for the use of his 
columns in telling our Church people something of the 
needs at the Church of the Ascension, an important work 
in the Southern part of Wilmington. 

The Church of the Ascension is an organized Mission 
which is almost wholly dependent upon the parishes ot 
the city and upon the support of the general Church. For 
several years it has been struggling under great handicaps. 
The work has grown much faster than the equipment pro- 
vided to meet the needs. Our present building is very 
inadequate to serve our purposes. Therefore it is impera- 
tiye that we provide, as soon as possible^ ample equipment 
for our present needs, or we must content ourselves with 
lost ground in that community. 

Tlie first need, and perhaps the most pressing one at the 
present time, is a Parish House. We have every sort of 
meeting in the present small church building, Parish Guild, 
i;oy Scouts, Girls Friendly, Woman's Auxiliary, making it 
exceedingly difficult to maintain that reverence for God's 
House which we believe to be a real essential. The choir 
also vests in the same building, and a moment of silent 
and undisturbed prayer at the beginning of the service 
i.s almost an utter impossibility. A visit to the Ascension 
will fully reveal the handicaps under which the work is 
carried on. 

Another real need is what I want to call a community 
room for our young people. The young people of the com- 
munity have no place in which to play games and find an 
outlet for recreational impulses. Destructive influences 
are apparent among some of the young people in the ado- 
letic'ent stage of lite, and it is a challenge to us to direct 
those God-given forces in the proper channel. A play 
room for our boys and girls, under the direction and su- 
pervision of competent teachers, would provide wholesome 
atmosphere in which to get together and become acquaint- 
ed. We must save them from the street and dark alleys! 
This great need resolves itself into that of a Parish House. 
A third need is a gymnasium. When our boys come 
together tor their Boy Scout work, there is more or less 
rough and tumble play whicli the people of that commun- 
ity find hard to associate with a place of public worship. 
The rector lives some eight blocks away from the church, 
so that close supervision by him of the premises is impos- 
sible. Our need is a gymnasium where the boys can find 
adequate apparatus for the development of all parts of 
the body into strong physical manhood. This need also 
points to that of a Parish House. 

We know that to put up such a structure means money 
and our people in that community are not blessed with an 
abundance of it. Their means are limited; therefore it 
ib an opportunity for the generous spirit of our people 
throughout the Diocese. However, the people at the As- 
cension, being loyal and faithful, are anxious to help in 
any way they can. The good women sew scraps into quilt- 
blocks, and they would greatly appreciate any scraps that 
anyone might wish to send them. They would also be 
glad of any old clothes or other articles that could be 
sold at a Rummage Sale. The men are also interested. 
They are willing and glad to give what time and labor they 
are able to do. 

We have asked for $6,000 for the work at the Ascension. 
This amount is to be used in erecting a Church and Par- 
ish House. How soon we can get this amount and meet 
our pressing needs of the present time depends upon the 
loyalty of our people of the general Church in paying up 
their pledges. If paid early, it means that we can get our 
askings early, and thus th,e sooner and better meet these 

urgent needs at the Church of the Ascension, If there 
remains delay, it simply means that we must content our- 
selves with ground lost to the other Christian bodies that 
are active in the flela. 1 know very well that our people 
are not by any means in sympathy with such a policy^ and 
I also know that they are not going to fail us in this criti- 
cal hour of pressing need. 

We cannot fail at this time of need; we dare not let fall 
down into the dust and mire the banner of the Church 
and the Kingdom of God. We shall, by the help of Al- 
mighty God, continue to carry that banner forward not 
only at the Church of the Ascension, but also in every 
field of Christian service which offers us such a challenge. 


{By R.BV. J. N. BYNUM.) 

if you have beeu following the program of tlie Church 
these six weeks in October and November; you have no 
doubt become interested in the wonderful work our Church 
is doing and the great possibilities the next tew years hold 
for it. If there is any member of the Episcopal Church 
who has ever wanted to do something for God and for his 
fellow man, something that would really make him happy 
because he could do something good for some one, the 
Church is certainly telling him now what to do and asking 
him to accept its leadership. It liasi prepared a place for 
every one to work and a place where every talent and gilt 
can be utilized. Will you permit the Church to use you, 
to use your gift or your talent Will you say, "Here am I, 
use me. " Whether you be minister or layman or laywo- 
man, church boy or church girl, the call is to you. 

As you have of course learned, the Church has created 
three departments tlirough which it hopes to accomplish 
its great task of extending the Master's kingdom; the De- 
partment of Missions, the Department of Religious Educa- 
tion, and the Department of Christian Social Service. We 
wish just here to invite your attention to the Department 
of Christian Social Service. This is the field in which every 
member of the Church can use his or her talents however 
great or however meager they may be. Whether you are 
educated or uneducated, whether you can sing or speak, 
whether you are rich or poor you can serve God in this field. 

On another page of this paper you will find the pro- 
gram of our Department of Christian Social Service, It 
was drawn up last spring in order that the subject might 
be kept before you through sermons and addresses during 
the fall and winter and that you might be prepared to take 
up, during the Lenten Season, group discussions as sug- 
gested by the General Church. At the proper time, the de- 
partment will recommend literature that you will need 
to carry out the program and will ask Diocesan Head 
quarters at Wilmington to provide the necessary material 
at a reasonable cost. 

Both Clergy and people are asked to take an interest in 
this department of the Church's program where our relig- 
ion finds expression in christian service and where the 
Church bears true testimony to her Lord by our doing the 
things He taught His disciples to do. 


The problem of right living is a question of relative 
values., In your life study perspective. Choos^ first 
things first. Refuse to accept the better for the best. 
Do not put in the foreground what Jesus has relegated to 
the rear, for He is our Master. He knew more of life 
than any of us. And He teaches us, first of all, to be- 
lieve that God is guiding and God is good. — Rev. George 
Thomas Davling, Episcopalian, Los Angeles. 




ers, and be asked to pledge by weekly, monthly or yearly 
payment what he or she feels able to contribute towards 
realizing the $6,000,000 necessary for the plans for 1923. 

Church Realizes Need and Value of Religious Education. 


Upwards of two and a half million dollars will be spent 
by the Episcopal Church on educational projects during 
the next three years according to plans which are an- 
nounced in connection with the Every Member Canvass of 
the membership of the Church on November 26th. 

The triennial budget which was adopted by the recent 
General Convention at Portland, Oregon^ provides for an 
expenditure of $12,600,000 on missionary, educational and 
social work to which the Church is already committed. To 
this budget the Convention added a forward program in- 
volving an additional expenditure of $8,400,000, of which 
over $2,000,000 will be spent on designated educational 
projects in this country. 

Under the forward program, the Church for the first 
time acknowledges its corporate obligation toward the 
five distinctly Episcopal Colleges — Kenyon, Hobart, the 
University of the South, Trinity and St. Stephens ; for each 
of which an item of $10,000 is included in the budget, while 
the forward program also includes items of many hundreds 
of thousands for increased equipment, new buildings, etc., 
for these five institutions. Similarly, in addition to pro- 
viding for St. John's and the other universities and colleges 
which the Church maintains in China and Japan, and its 
schools in the Philippines, Mexico, and continental United 
States, including the twelve normal and industrial schools 
which are maintained in the South by the American Church 
Institute for Negroes, plans are outlined for the creation 
of other new schools and the enlargement and development 
of existing schools in the various dioc?eses throughout the 

Plans for a vast broadening of Episcopal activities at 
the great State and National secular universities have also 
been formulated. At 5.5 of these, new churches and com- 
munity houses will be erected, or existing plants will be 
enlarged and workers will be located for special work 
among the undergraduates. Additional sums are provided 
for scholarships for candidates for the ministry, for week 
day religious instruction of public school children, for sum 
mer classes, for Church boarding schools, etc. 

A bulletin issued in connection with the forward pro- 
gram calls attention to the fact that 37,000,000 of the young 
people of the country "are receiving no systematic instruc- 
tion in the moral and religious sanctions on which our 
democratic institutions rest. The last thing that the aver- 
age American would be willing to confess," says the bulle- 
tin, "is that America is a Godless country or that she is 
developing a wholly irreligious population. From the 
highest to the lowest we piously take our oaths upon the 
P.ible, we have chaplains for our religious bodies, but of 
the teachings of Christ involving the ideals of brother- 
hood and of responsibility to God, we have but little knowl- 
edge. These 37,000,000 young people will be the fathers 
and the grandfathers that will make America, their sons 
and grandsons will teach other sons and grandsons. Are 
we to go on Godless and careless? Do we think for one 
minute that we will not pay in a material way for our neg- 
lect of these children of today?" 

The bulletin declares that the Church must face the 
problem. No financial drive is contemplated for securing 
the funds necessary to realize the Church's plan contem- 
plated in this $21,000,000 triennial program. The appeal 
will be made to the members andl adherents of the Epis- 
copal Church alone, the campaign of instruction to this 
end being now under way. On November 26th the Every 
Member Canvass will be conducted, in the course of 
which every listed member of the Church In rural sections 
and mountain districts as well as In all the cities and 
towns of th« country will be visited personally by canvass- 


Bishop Darst Makes Address at Mass Meeting. 

(Correspondence of Mission Herald.) 

The Church people of St. FauFs held a most enjoyable 
leception on the evening of October 9th at the splendid 
home of Mr. and Mrs. ,1 b. Wooten. It was given in honor 
of our girls attending the Teacher's College, of Greenville, 
and was a real "get-together" meeeting, being entered into 
w ith real zest and enthusiasm. 

On October 12th we had the pleasure of having with us 
the Rev. J. N. Bynum and Mrs. Bynum, of Belhaven. They 
were guests^ of Mrs. Richard Williams. Mr. Bynum, as 
chairman of the diocesan department of Christian Social 
Service, made a very interesting and inspiring address in 
St. Paul's Church. He especially stressed the point of 
helpfulness and service to our fellow men, and said that 
there is a broad field open before us for activity and useful- 
ness in the work of the Master. "If we have the real love 
of (Jod in our hearts, we can best show it by uplifting, en- 
couraging, and ministering to others." It was a great 
talk, and we all felt "that it was good to be there." 

On the afternoon of October 18th our beloved Bishop 
L>arst met with St, Paul's Guild in Greenville. After mak- 
ing a short talk as to the imijerative need of a parish house 
heie, he then discussed the matter with tlie Guild, for the 
purpose of helping devise a plan by which they may carry 
into effect the great desire they have long entertained. 
His suggestions were very practical^ and will, we hope, be 
complied with in the near future. We greatly enjoyed hav- 
ing him with us. 

On the night of October 18th a mass meeting was held 
in S't. Paul's Church. After a brief devotional service by 
the Rector, the Rev, Mr. Noe, of Wilmington, delivered 
an interesting address on the new plans of the Church for 
going forward. He very clearly outlined the plan as adopt- 
ed by the General Convention, forcibly stressing the fact 
that from a spiritual life there will surely emanate faithful 
service in the exercise of Christian activity, and the ful- 
fillment of financial obligations. 

Mr. Noe was followed by Bishop Darst, in his usually 
fluent and soul-stirring manner of appealing to his hearers. 
His whole address was full of enthusiasm. He said that 
this great Church of ours must go forward. We cannot 
rest upon what has already been accomplished. We must 
press on with renewed zeal to greater heights of consecra- 
tion and loyal service to the Master. 

After closing this most inspiring address. Bishop Darst 
went into session with the vestry. 

Other News of the Churches In Red Springs and Maxton. 

Recently, a reception to the Episcopal students at Flora 
Macdonald College was held in one of the homes of the 
parish and a pleasant evening was spent. Frozen fruit 
salad was served. A short time before this, Mrs. Opie 
entertained the young ladies from the college and the even- 
ing was pleasantly spent. There were music and refresh- 

Plans are being made to put a new roof on the Church 
in the near future, as this improvement is badly needed. 

Parish Conferences have been held in Red Springs and 
Maxton and considerable interest was shown by the mem- 
bers. Weekly Conferences are being held on "What Has 
Been Done" and "What Should Be Done," with black-board 
outlines and charts, based on the book gotten out by the 
general Church, The Program presented. 




There died in St, Vincent Hospital, Norfolk, Va., Aug. 1, 
ljt22, Mr. Robert B. Cox_ son of Robert B. Cox and Mary 
A. Whedbee. Born and reared in Perquimans county, a na- 
tive of Hertford. He lived in tliis place the most of his 
life and was a man whose name was familiar to every one 
in the county, especially the children of the community, 
with whom he came in close contact. He had a wonderfui 
interest in the little ones and was particularly sweet to 
those of his own faith. For twenty years he was superin- 
tendent of the S. S. of Holy Trinity Church; when fail- 
ing health compelled him to resign. There never lived a 
man more devoted to his Church, nor more faithful in his 
duty towards it and hus fellow man. He is greatly mis-ed 
in the work he loved, and also in the 'Drug Store" where 
he could be found at all hours of the day, always kind and 
courteous to every one. He had a gentle, unobtrusive 
nature and was universally beloved by the general public. 
Xo one ever spoke ill of Mr. Cox, and he never spoke au.ght 
against any one else. The Church and community wi'l ion<j; 
feel his loss. We feel sure our loss has been his gain. 
He was born July, 11, 1872, in Hertford, N. C, passed to 
his eternal home in full hope of all the good things in 
store for a "good and faithful servant". 

One brother, Mr. Wilmer Cox, of Richmond, Va., and 
bis devoted wife Elizabeth S. Cox remain to mourn his 
passing away. 

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Christmas and New Year 
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of its large family find cause 
for rejoicing. 

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The Mission 

Vol. XXXVI. 


No. 12 


Bishop Dar^ Notes with Regret the Departure of Two 


I am very sorry that I have not been able to send a letter 
to the Mission Herald for some time but was so busy dur- 
ing the General Convention, and have been so constantly 
"on the go" since my return from that great meeting that 
I have not had the time to write. 

The last issue of the Mission Herald contained a very 
full account of the activities of the Rev. W. R. Noe tmd 
myself in connection with our "whirlwind tour" through 
the Diocese, so I will not tell of our trip in detail in this 

I feel, though, that our tour was wonderfully worth wnile, 
and I believe, now that the great program of the Church 
has been presented to our people, that there will be a fine 
and generous response from every parish and mission in 
East Carolina. 

Mr. Noe and I closed our series of conferences with a fine 
service in St. Thomas, Windsor, on tlie night of Thursday, 
November the second, at which time I confirmed six per- 
sons, presented by the minister in charge. Rev. George E. 

On the afternoon of the third, I baptized three persons, 
and confirmed four persons, presented by the Rector, Rev. 
John L. Saunders, in St. John's Church, Winton., 

On the night of the third, I preached to a large congre- 
gation in the Union Church at Tunis. Mr. Saunders has 
been preaching in this Union Church from time to time 
for several months and has won the love and confidence 
of the people of the Tunis neighborhood. 

On the eighth and ninth of November 1 attended the 
meeting of the Edenton Convocation in Emmanuel Church, 

It was a wonderful meeting, more like a Diocesan Council 
than a Convocation, and we were all helped and inspired 
by being there. I especially enjoyed the privilege of being 
allowed to consecrate the beautiful new Emmanuel Church 
during the meeting of Convocation. 

The members of the little congregation are to be con- 
gratulated on their truly wonderful work in making such 
a service possible. 

On Sunday, the twelfth, I preached in St. Mary's Church, 

The week following was spent at my desk, clearing up 
a mass of accumulated correspondence. 

On Sunday the nineteenth, at 11 a. m., I preached ami 
confirmed nine persons, presented by the Rev. Wm. O. Cone 
in St. Stephen's Church, Goldsboro. 

In the afternoon, assisted by Bishop H. B. Delaney, Rev. 
W. O. Cone and Rev. J. E. Holder, I laid the corner stone 
of the new St. Andrews Colored Church in Goldsboro. 

The timely and helpful sermon on this occasion was 
preached by Bishop Delaney. The building is practically 
completed and will mean much to the life of our Colored 
mission in Goldsboro. 

On Sunday night, I preached and confirmed five persons, 

presented by tlie Rev., Wm. O. Cone in the Public School 
building at Pikeville. 

If possible we hope to begin the erection of a church 
in Pikeville during 1923. 

On Saturday evening, the twenty-fifth, I preached in the 
Colored Baptist Church at Ayden, confirming one person, 
presented by the Rev. J. E. Holder. The Colored mission 
at Ayden was started several months ago and already gives 
signs of healthy growth. A Sunday school has been organ- 
ized under the direction of John Lipscomb, a worthy Col- 
ored laymen of Ayden. 

On Sunday, the twenty-sixth at 11 a. m., I preached and 
confirmed two persons, presented by the Rev. Howard Alli- 
good in S't. James Church, Ayden. One very pleasant and 
inspiring feature of this service was the presence of the 
entile congregation of the local Methodist Church, the pas- 
tor having cancelled his service and requested his people 
to attend the service at St. James. 

In the afternoon, I preached and Confirmed five persons, 
presented by Mr. Alligood in St. John's Church, Pitt County, 
near Griffon. 

At night I preached to a large congregation, including 
many of our friends from the other churches, in St. Mark's 
Church, Griffon. 

I am writing this letter on the twenty-eighth, and my 
engagements for the remainder of the month included the 
Thanksgiving Day services at St. John's, Wilmington, and 
the dedication of the attractive new rectory recently com- 
pleted for that congregation and occupied by the rector 
Rev. J. R. Mallett. 

In a m.ajority of the Churches in the Diocese, the every 
Member Canvass was made on last Sunday and I am anx- 
iously awaiting reports regarding same. 

So much depends upon the success of the Canvass, and I 
earnestly pray that when the returns are all in, we will 
have the happy assurance that the Diocese has determined, 
not only to hold the line so splendidly gained during the 
past three years, but to go forward to new heights of ser- 

The whole program of the Diocese, including the salaries 
of our faithful Missionary Clergy the huilding of churches 
and Parish houses where they are so sadly needed, the 
filling of vacant missionary fields and the actual running 
expenses of the Diocese depends upon the loyalty and gen- 
erosity of our people as shown in the Every Member Can- 

You can readily see, therefore, that the whole matter is 
of the utmost importance to the life of our beloved Church 
in East Carolina. 

1 regret to report that since tlie last issue of the Mis- 
sion Herald, two of our splendid Clergymen have accepted 
calls to other dioceses. 

The Rev. Charles H. Bascom, who for the past four yeaxs 
has rendered fine, constructive service as rector ol St, 


Faul's Churcli, Greenville, has accepted a call to Holy 
1'rinity Church, Decatur in the Diocese ol Atlanta, and 
has already taken ciiarge of his new work. The Parish in 
Greenville and the D'iocese at large will miss this active 
clergyman. We trust that he will be very happ.v and very 
useful in his new field. 

The Rev. Thos. F. Opie, who has been in charge ot St. 
Stephens', Red Springs and St. Matthews'^ Maxton, since 
January the first, 1921, has accepted an urgent and twice 
repeated call from the Church of the Holy Comforter, Bur- 
lington, D'iocese of North Carolina, and will enter upon his 
new duties the first of January, 1923. 

Mr. Opie's work in his field and in the Diocese has been 
stimulating, helpful, and of greater value than we can well 
express. We tried very hard to keep him with us, and 
it is worthy of note that he actually declined fourteen 
calls to serve different dioceses during his stay in ',Bast 

We regret to lose him, but we have the satisfaction of 
knowing that we are making another fine contribution to 
our elder sister Diocese, and we also have the assurance 
that his good work at Maxton and Red Springs will remain. 

A clergyman of great force and ability has been called 
to succeed Mr. Bascom at Greenville and we hope to an- 
nounce his name and acceptance in the next issue of the 
Mission Herald. 

1 am planning to take care of the work left vacant by 
the resignation of Mr. Opie by securing a Clergyman to 
take charge of the Church work in Red Springs, Maxton, 
Jjumberton and Hope Mills.. This combination will make 
an interesting group, and one that should become self- 
supporting in a few years. 

With best wishes for a happy and blessed Christmas 
for every member of our big Diocesan family, 1 am. 
Faithfully and affectionately. 

Your friend and Bishop, 



(Grace Hunter Mazyck in The Carolina Churchman.) 

The little Church of the Messiah, Mayodan, wishes the 
D'iocese of North Carolina to share with her the distinc- 
tion of a memorial service of unusual beauty and solemnity. 
The name "Ruffin'" needs no introduction. For many gen- 
erations of North Carolina history it has stood not simply 
for aristocracy, but for all the patrician's virtues — honor, 
integrity, loyalty, truth, and a lofty appreciation of the 
Church and its mission. And it was to Iwnor the memory of 
William Cain Ruffin and Mary Greene Ruffin that on Fri- 
day night, October 2Uth, the little Episcopal Church was 
filled to its utmost capacity with the friends and admirers 
of Mr. and Mrs. Ruffin from all parts of North Carolina. 

Loving hands had made the Church a bower of beauty; 
every garden had given its finest, rarest blossoms, and 
exquisite hothouse flowers had been sent from the larger 
cities; but the crowning glory was the sanctuary window 
forming a kind of reredos for the altar. The window is 
Holman Hunt's "Light of the World," and a truly marvelous 
triumph of the art of "stained glass"; and below the gentle, 
yet majestic figure of our Lord is written: "To the glory 
of God, and in grateful, loving m_emory of William Cain 
Ruffin and Mary Greene Ruffin." This window has been 
placed here by their friends in Mayodan. To dedicate this 
window the congregation and the distinguished visitors had 

Our beloved Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Joseph Blount Cheshire, 
was prevented from attending by illness, but he was with 
us in spirit. It is impossible to fill his place, but the pres- 
ence of four priests of the Church gave dignity and beauty 
to the service; and a vested choir of thirty-five voices, and 
our talented organist, made the music a thing we shall not 
soon forget. The Rev. Mr. W. J. Gordon, of Leaksville, 
took the prayer service, the Rev. Mr. J. D. Martin, of Rox- 

bury, read the first and second lessons, and the Rev. Mr. 
R. B. Grihben, of Winston-Salem, preached a most eloquent 
sermon, preceding his address with a fitting tribute to Mr. 
and Mrs.. Ruffin. The rector, the Rev. Mr. H. deC. Mazyck, 
tollowed the sermon with a second beautiful and touching 
tribute to these two lofty souls, and an interpretation of 
ilie artist's meaning in the "Light of the World," then read- 
ing the dedicatory prayer. 

Mrs. C. R. Thomas (nee Ruffin), of New: Bern, presented 
two Eucharistic candlesticks of unusual beauty of design 
and workmanship, in loving appreciation of another faith- 
ful steward of this Church, Miss Emma Karrer. The little 
congregation at Mayodan can think of no one more worthy 
to share the honor they wished to pay Mr. and Mrs. Ruffin 
than their own beloved "Miss Emma." The influence of 
her beautiful life is, and will always be, a power for good 
in this parish. 

The rector then read the dedicatory prayer again, and the 
service ended with "Stand L'p, Sitand Up, for Jesus." 

Many memorials have been erected to many great men 
and women, but it seldom falls to any man's lot to have 
a memorial Costing many hundreds of dollars, every cent 
of which was a gift of Icve. Such is the Ruffin Memorial 
in the Church of the Messiah, Mayodan. 


Puipit Dedicated and Confirmation Class Presented to 
Bishop Delaney. 

(The Kinston Morning News.) 
There, perhaps, is no more hustling group of people in 
Kinston than the few colored people who compose the mem- 
bership of St. Augustine's Episcopal Mission Sticking to- 
gether in their purpose and operations, they are really 
showing good work. Not satisfied with their church furnish- 
ings, they have, for several months, been making additions 
and improvements, so that today, their equipment would do 
credit to a church of the Parish grade. They are endeavor- 
ing to Carry improvements along all lines, so that nothing 
should be left to be apologized tor, one thing after another 
is being, taken up. The chancel end of the church would 
present a new aspect to visitors who have not been there 
for some time. It is hoped there will be a large attendance 
of the general public next Monday night, when Bishop H. 
B. Delaney will be here to hold confirmation services and 
to dedicate a pulpit recently erected. 

There will be no services here on Sunday, as the mem- 
bers will go to Goldsboro where the corner stone of a new 
church also in the charge of the Rev. Jas. E. Holder, will 
I'e laid by Bishop Thomas C. Darst, Bishop of the Diocese. 
Bishop Delaney will preach the sermon at that service at 
3 o'clock. 


(By J. H. M.., Written Especially for The Mission Herald.) 

On Bethlehem's plain, far, far away. 
The Angels sang 'ere break of day, 
Telling of the Saviour's birth. 
Good vvill to men and peace on earth. 

This peace, bequeathed to man by God, 
Is now replaced by an iron rod. 
'Neath which, the nations, suffering, bow: 
And Cries from anguished lips burst forth: 
"Must the world with bloodshed forever reek 
When peace is promised to those who seek"?" 

Dear Father, the world has forgotten Thee! 
To those who are blind give sight to see 
That the peace which comes to always abide. 
Is the Peace who was born at Christmastide. 



Other News of Plymouth Group. 

On S'unday evening, November 26th, the choir of Grace 
Church, Plymouth, gave a musical service in place of Even- 
ing Prayer and sermon. The program, which was very full 
and varied, included organ and vocal solos, duets and 
anthems. The two organists: Mrs. R. W. .iohnston and Mr. 
Lloyd Gilbert, were assisted by Miss Marie Davenport, of 
the local high school faculty. Mr. Joe Norman, a bass 
soloist, of the Methodist Church, took part. Several soprano 
solos were sung by Mrs. Jack Lang, of Tarboro. A large 
and appreciative congregation filled the Church at this 

Con.gregational meetings for the purpose of studying the 
program of the Church were held in St. Ltike's parish, Ro- 
per; and Grace parish, Plymouth. The Every Member Can- 
vass in both parishes was enthusiastically carried out, re- 
sulting in liberal pledges for the work of the Church in 

Thanksgiving services were held in Grace Church, Ply- 
mouth, at 11 A. M., and in St. Luke's, Roper, at 7:30 P. M. 
The Church in Roper was beautifully decorated for the 
occasion. The boimt.iful supply of fruits and vegetables 
were distributed after the service, ' The Rector, the Rev. 
Theodore Partrick, Jr., coming in for a liberal share. lioth 
congregations made good offerings for the Thompson 

The ladies of the churches in Plymouth and Roper have 
both recently had bazaars for the purpose of raising; funds 
for local purposes. The proceeds of the bazaar in Ply- 
mouth were applied on the Rectory debt. 

On the night of December 1st Roper suffered the loss 
of a splendid young woman, wife of Mr. E. S. Blount, a 
communicant of St. Luke's. Mrs. Blount died in a Wash- 
ington, N. C ., hospital following a brief illness. She was 
buried in old St. Luke's cemetery on December .3rd, follow- 
ing a service in St. Luke's Church, conducted by the Rec- 
tor. Mrs. blount was a woman of unusual charm and fine- 
ness of character. 


Program of Service in Christian Social Service. 


Give or lend new books to rector.. 

Provide hooks and magazines for the sick. 

Assist at the Church Periodical Club table in parish 
workroom. Help pack and ship material. 

Help with clerical work. 

Give motor service. 


Provide reading matter, Christmas and Easter cards, 
valentines, etc., for local institutions, distributing through 
Church workers when possible. 

Give motor service. 


Contribute toward reference libraries for training work- 
ers for the Church Mission of Help. 

Give reading matter for diocesan institutions and those 
served by diocesan workers. Place Christmas, Easter and 
birthday cards at the disposal of these workers or send 
personally under their direction. 

Give magazines and books for Seamens' Church Institute 
especially small libraries for ships. 

Give reading matter for G. F. S. Lodges and Holiday 

Help with clerical work, packing and shipping material. 

Forward personally current magazines, and books, and 
establish friendly relations through correspondence with 
the sick and lonely. 

Give magazines and books for clubs and reading rooms. 

Give books for the establishment and upbuilding of 
community libraries. 

Give a traveling library. 

Provide reading matter, Christmas and Easter cards for 
the use of chaplains of the Army and Navy. 

Give special books for social workers in places remote 
from libraries. 

Collect and sort post cards and other pictures for re- 

Make jigsaw puzzles. 

l^equeatli your library to the Church Periodical Club. 

Provide reading matter, cards, etc., for Church Institu- 

Collect and sort postcards and other pictures for reflec- 


St. Andrew's Colored Mission, Goldsboro, Writes New 
Chapter in History. 

(From the Kinston Morning News of November 26th.) 

The Colored 'Episcopal Mission at Goldsboro, St. An- 
drew's, wrote a red letter day into its history last Sun- 
day. It gathered together that day — two Bishops, two 
Episcopal congregations with their clergy and a large 
number of the general public, both white and colored 
citizens, to do honor to the occasion — the laying of the 
corner stone of the new church on West Spruce Street, 
r.ishop Delaney, Bishop Suffragan, at his age, seemed 
jjrogrammed for too much work that day — speaking at 
tliree services including the corner stone sermon at the 
?i o'clock service: but if anything, he seemed to come out 
of the third service at night stronger than he entered the 
one in the morning. Bishop Thomas C. Darst, the Dio- 
cesan, never seemed happier than when the forces were 
joined at the afternoon service. He was the superman, 
and bore his high position with grace, dignity and supe- 
rior effectiveness. We will not be misunderstood when 
we say that he Seemed "tickled'' throughout at the easy, 
happy and inspiring flow of everything. The Rev. W. O 
Cone, Rector of St. Stephen's, with a large number of his 
parishioners demonstrated to the colored congregation 
where a large number of their best friends are to be 
found. Everything was of first quality and everybody 
in happiest mood. And what a sermon by Bishop Delaney 
in the afternoon! On every side afterwards, were heard 
warm appreciations and hearty congratulations for "such 
a sermon." 

It may well be wondered if Bishop Darst can ever be 
happier than when laying a corner stone. He was, every 
bit of him, on the job, and silver-trowelled his task with 
outbursting pleasure. And that trowel: steal his purse 
but don't steal his trowel; he is too proud of it — a gift, and 
from a lady too; and the little colored church at Goldsboro 
is to have the proud distinction of being the subject of the 
second inscription on this much-prized trowel. 

A large nicely-robed choir added immensely to the suc- 
cess of the entire day, having served at each service. It 
was an imposing sight to look upon, when the procession, 
led by Ihe robed choir, followed by the clergy and Bishops, 
all in full vestments, supported by a large congregation 
of white and colored persons in the rear, wended its way 
from the Gideon Hall in which all the seiTices were held, 
to the site of the new church for the laying! of the corner 
stone by Bishop Darst. Those who saw it, said that they 
never witnessed anything "prettier". Such a grand, in- 
spiring occasion cannot fail to write its influence on the 
future progress of this little church. 

The Rev. James E, Holder, of Kinston,minister-in-charge, 
was greatly complimented for arranging and carrying out 
the whole plan., 


ERAL—TO DECEMBER 7th, 1922. 


Atkinston, St. Thomas $ 345 . 00 

Ayden, St. James 370.00 

Aurora, Holy Cross 990 . 00 

Bath, St. Thomas 220.00 

Bieaufort, St. Paul 710 . 00 

Belhaven, St. James 840 . 00 

Bonnerton, St. John 180.00 

Choc'owinlty, Trinity 480 . 00 

Clinton, St. Paul 610.00 

Cresweil, St. David 840 . 00 

Edenton, St. Paul 4000 . 00 

Elizabeth City, Christ Church 24«75.00 

Fayetteville, St. John <'980.00 

Payetteville, St , Joseph 1330 . 00 

Gatesville, St. Mary 440 . 00 

Goldsboro, St. Stephen 1875 . 00 

Greenville, St. Paul 2550 . 00 

Grifton, St. John 435.00 

Hamilton, St. Martin 510.00 

Hertford, Holy Trinity 1170.00 

Hope Mills, Christ Church 240 . 00 

Jessama, Zion 325 . 00 

Kinston, St. Mary 3450 . 00 

I^ke Landing, St. George 420 . 00 

New Bern, Christ Church 4575 . 00 

New Bern, St. Cyprian 705 . 00 

Plymouth, Grace Churrch 1170.00 

Red Springs, St. Stephen 260 . 00 

Roper, S't. Luke 450 . 00 

Seven Springs, Holy Innocents 450 . 00 

Southport, St. Phiiip 500.00 

Vanceboro, St. Paul 360 . 00 

Washington. St. Peter 4830 . 00 

Williamston, Church of Advent 1155.00 

Wilmington, Good Shepherd 1300.00 

Wilmington. St. James 12660.00 

Wilmington, St. John 4770.00 

Wilmington, St. Mark 855 . 00 

Wilmington, St. Paul 1905 . 00 

Windsor, St Thomas 1290.00 

Winton, St. John 250 . 00 

Woodville, Grace Church 620 . 00 

Belhaven, St. Mary 290 . 00 

Bunyan, St Stephen 60 . 00 

Burgaw, St. Mary 140.00 

Columbia, St. Andrew 320 . 00 

Edenton, St. .Tohn-Evangelist 250.00 

Edward, Redeemer 120.00 

raizabeth City, St. Philip 100 . 00 

Fairfield, All Saints 50 . 00 

Faison, St. Gabriel 80 . 00 

Farmville, Emmanuel 580 . 00 

Kinston, St. Augustine 160 . 00 

Lumberton, Trinity ,, . 240.00 

Maxton, St. Matthew 240.00 

North West, All Souls 220.00 

Roxobel, St. Mark 188 . 00 

Sladesville, St. John 70 . 00 

Snow Hill, St. Barnabas 500.00 

'Sunbury, St. Peter 110.00 

Trenton, Grace Church 270 . 00 

Warsaw, Calvary 100 . 00 

Washington, St. Paul 400.00 

Wilmington, Ascension 490 . 00 

Winterville, St. Luke 240 . 00 

Yeatesville, St. Matthew 150.00 

Aurora, St. .Tude 95 . 00 

A voca, Holy Innocents 130 . 00 

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ERAL—TO DECEMBER 7th, 1922— (Continued.) 

Keaufort, St. Clement 

Goldsboro, St. Andrew 

Greenville, St. Andrew 120 

Jasper, St. Thomas 

Morehead City, Mission , 

Murfreesboro, St. Barnabas 

Oriental, St. Thomas 

Pikeville Mission 

Roper, St. Ann 

Swan Quarter, Calvary 

Whiteville, Grace Church 

Wrightsville, Lebanon 160 . 00 

Pollocksville, Mission 60.00 








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(By Miss Minnie Albertson, Educational Secretary.) 

As we all doubtless have learned by now, our National 
Council has asked every parish in the whole Church to 
form itself into groups this Fall, for the study of the 
Church's Program for the next three years. Members of 
parish organizations are urged to forget for a time their 
membership in the Auxiliary, St. Andrew's Brotherhood and 
the various clubs and guilds of their choice, and to merge 
themselves for the weeks before Advent into neighborhood 
groups, each under its own leader, so that the entire 
Church may inform itself as to the task to which it stands 
committed From Auxiliary Headquarters' comes a special 
appeal that the women of the Church cooperate in this 
movement for group organization and discussion. It is 
hoped that from this general view of the Church's task, 
interest may be awakened in special fields of labor, which 
will result in more study classes, and a better understand- 
ing all along the line, of the great work the Church is 
doing in her various fields of service. 

The book put forth by the Missionary Department for 
1922-1923, is Bishop Bratton's "Wanted— Leaders, A Study 
of Negro Development." We all know Bishop Bratton, as 
one time beloved Rector of St. Mary's School, and now 
Bishop of Mississippi. A Southern man^ he knows his 
subject thoroughly, and brings home to us with telling 
force the need of Christian education for this race, which 
constitutes one tenth of our citizenship, and which, unlike 
the other alien races which come flooding to our shores, 
is here through no will of its own. The fact too, that four- 
fifths of the Negroes in the country live in the South, 
makes them peculiarly our problem. Miss Tillotson, our 
General (Auxiliary) Educational Secretary, makes a spec- 
ial appeal for the use of Bishop Bratton's book In the 
Study classes. The book may be had at the Bookshop, 
281 Fourth Avenue, N. Y., in paper covers 50 cents; cloth 

A special committee was appointed at Portland to bring 
before the General Church Miss Emery's book, "A Century 
of Endeavor." This is the story of "The Domestic and 
Foreign Missionary S'ociety," which is only another name 
for our Church, and is really a history of the Church from 
its Missionary standpoint. It was Miss Emery's last work, 
and a fitting close to her long years of loving service. 
■^ 1 cannot too earnestly recommend this book to all you 
svho are here, and beg that you will pass the word to tliose 
at home. It should be in the library and in the hands of 
every member of our Church. 

As we look back over our Mission Study for some years 

past, we note how the Church's widening vision is reflect- 
ed in the books put forth by our leaders in the Mission 

We began to study the Bible from the Missionary Stand- 
point in such books as Bishop Rhinelander's Gospel of the 
Ivingdom, and Miss Lindley's Studies on the Old and New 
Testaments. Then we caught a wider view of the King- 
dom of God, that its members must be good citizens as 
well as good Churchmen. Books like "Our Church and our 
Country," emphasized the necessity for Christian Civili- 
zation and our responsibility toward the immigrants crowd- 
ing to our shores. 

Then came The Survey and "The Task of the Church," 
giving us the broad sweep of the new vision, to be studied 
more intensively in "The Church's Life," by Dr. Sturgis, 
and Dr. Jeffrey's "How Can We Know the Way?" 

There is no excuse this year for going uninformed as to 
any part of the Church's task. Every Department is put- 
ting out its own text book, and if in addition to, or in 
place of, the subjects already mentioned, we wish to know 
about the Foreign born, or Social Service, or the N. W, C. 
or general Bible study, there are books with most attractive 
titles, on each and all of these topics. 

The September "Spirit of Missions" gives a very full 
list of these books with prices, under the Educational 
Department, and it is very earnestly hoped that every one 
who reads this brief summary may select one or mora 
or" the books for the year's reading and study. 


(Reported for The Mission Herald.) 

It has grown to be a custom in Holy Innocents Church, 
Seven Springs, to have the Rev. W. R. Noe, of Wilming- 
ton, conduct the annual Preaching Mission. In accord- 
ance with this, Mr. Noe conducted a seven day mission 
the week of November 13th. It was highly successful, 
judged by the interest manifested. Mr. Noe was at his 
best, and gave us a week of soul-stirring sermons. We 
have every reason to believe that much good was accom- 
plished in the community. Large congregations were 
present at each service, eager to catch every word that 
fell from the preacher's lips. Many expressed regret that 
the mission could not continue for another week. 

Very acceptable work has been done at Christ Mission, 
East Kinston, during the past few weeks by Mr. J. M. Lord, 
lay missionary of the Diocese. 


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Plymouth, N. C. 


The nnal re-suit of the Every Member Canvass made 
in East Carolina on bunday, November 2t)th is not avail- 
able at the time tiii.s editoriial is bemg written, nut irom 
such information as we have, we are able to predict that 
it will be the cause of genuine rejoicing. The amount 
pledged for the Program will probably fall short of the 
full amount asked for and urgently needed, but it will rep- 
resent such an advance over the amount contributed prior 
to the Nation Wide Campaign; movement that it can 
surely be counted a success. That we have reached a 
new level of giving will certainly be manifest, and from 
this level we will reach newer and higher levels. The 
Canvass this year was rightly regarded as a criterion. If 
the people went back to their 1918 conception of what was 
needed, then the Nation Wide Campaign movement was 
to be buried as a failure. But the canvass reveals the fact 
that the spirit of the Campaign lives on. The Bishop and 
his Council will find much to encourage them. They have 
received fresh authority from the people to march on. 

T. P., Jr. 


By the will of the late Mr. James F. Woolvin, of Wil- 
mington, Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) are left to 
the Diocese of East Carolina for Missionary purposes the 
same to be used at the Bishop's discretion.. A similar gift 
of $5,000.00 is left to the Domestic and Foreign Missionary 
S'ociety of the General Church. 

As the income from these funds comes in year after year 

for the Missionary work of the Church, it will be a silent 
tribute to the memory of the consecration of a good man. 
More: by it, "he being dead will yet speak" the glad 
Gospel message to those "sitting in darkness". No one 
can imagine all the good gifts may accomplish; and it is 
devoutly to be hoped that other Church Communicants in 
our Diocese, whom God has richly blessed, will also 
make like provision that the work shall be carried on in 
East Carolina when they have passed into the fuller ser- 
vice of the Temple on High. J. E. W. C. 


There are several hundreds of dollars on the pledges 
of 1922 that are still unpaid. Will you not make an heroic 
efiort to wipe out the debt your Parish owes? 

It should not be forgotten that your representative^ 
authorized the Bishop and his advisory council to keep 
the work going on^ and not to retrench in the Diocese of 
East Carolina. 

And, believing you meant it, they borrowed money and 
carried on. Unless something isi done to raise the out- 
standing pledges, there will be — it is inevitable — a large 
deficit at the end of the year. A large deficit will mean 
not only retrenchment but the absolute abandonment of 
work we sincerely believe God wants us to do. 

A Diocese "must provide things honest in the sight of 
all men," as well as the individual Christian. It cannot 
do the Lord's work effectively on promises, nor loans. 
May God open your hearts, and open the windows of 
heaven, and pour out His riches, tliat you may be able to 
do, in this matter, the thing that will please Him. 

J. E. W. C. 


Those paying one dollar: J, G. Bragaw, Jr., Mrs. J. W. 
Charles, Mrs. R. G. White, Mrs. .1. fl. Bunting, Mrs. J. F. 
House, E. T. Carrowan, Mrs, A. T. Uzzell, Rev. T. F. Ople, 
Mrs. H. R. Bryan, Dr. R. W. S.,iith, W. R Hawkins, Mrs. 
Thos. Nixon, Mrs. B. P. Williams, Miss Sue Collier, Mrs- 
E. L. Spruill, Mrs. R. W. Beckwith, Mrs. H. K. Nash, Rev. 
A. M. Blackford, Mrs., Sara Selby, Mrs. Eva Satchwell, 
Mrs. F. J. Faison, Mrs. Edward Davis, Dr. 1. M. Hardy, 
Mrs. Sue L. Blount, J. T. Tuten, Mrs. G. W. Swindell, Mrs. 
J. R. Johnson^ Mrs. Irene S'mith, Mrs. Junius Grimes, Miss 
Emily Bridgers, Mrs. W. H. Von Eberstein, N. B. Mizell, 
Mrs, F. F. Winslow, W. H. Zoeller, Mrs. W. R. Fowden, 
Mrs. D. -E. Woodley, M. S'. Elliott, Mrs. J. T. McCabe, Mrs. 
H. A. Bost, Rev. J. M. Bynum, Rev. Archer Boogher, Mrs* 
Maggie Lewis, G. A. Bishop, Mrs. Henry Litgen, Mrs. R. 
A. Burnett, C. H. Huband, Mrs. D., I. Roberts, Rev. Geo. 
W. Lay, Mrs. H. H. McKee, Rev. H. A. Cox, Mrs. Z. M. L. 
Jeffreys, Mrs., J. W. Buchanan. Total $52.00. 

Those paying more than one dollar: Mrs. J. M. Ander- 
son, $2.00; Mrs. George Cooper, $3.00; Miss Alma Ellis, 
$2.00; Mrs. W. H. Barnes, $1.50; Mrs. J. G. Staton, $5.00; 
T. C. Butt, $2.00; Rev. T. N. Brincefield, $2.00; Mrs. Hugh 
Ragsdale, $2.00; Mrs. Fred Jenkins, $2.00; W. G. Gaither, 
$2.00; E. K. Bishop, $2.00; Mrs. Julia Mullen, $2.00; Mrs. 
W. T. Hines, $2.00; Mrs., C. H. Richardson, $3.00; Mrs. 
Lloyd M. Cromartie, $2.00; Mrs. B. T. Cox, $2.50; Mrs. C. 
D. Jacobs, $2.00; Mrs. Lassie J. Price, $2.00; Mrs. C. R. 
Denny, $2.00; Miss Emily Whitley, $2.00. Total $45.00. 

Grand total $87.00. 

The historic Christ Church parish house was turned 
into a place of refuge and emergency hospital following 
the disastrous conflagration which swept the city of New 
Bern on December 1st. This fact will add to its historic 
interest in the years to come. Christ Church communi- 
cants were leaders in the relief work made necessary by 
the fact that thousands of people were rendered homeless. 



3. Church of The Redeemer, Edward, 11 A. M.; St. 
John's Bonnerton^ afternoon; Holy Cross, Aurora, 7:30 
P. M. 

7. Christ Church, Creswell, 7; 30 P. M. 

8. St. Andrew's Church, Columbia, 7:30 P. M. 

10. St. Paul's, Edenton, 11 A. M.; Mission at Mege af- 
ternoon; St. John 'Evangelist, Edenton, 8 P. M. 

11. Grace Church, Plymouth, 7:30 P. M. 

15. Meeting of Bishop and Executive Council in Wil- 

17. St. Mary's Church, Kinston, 11 A. M.; Christ Church, 
New Bern, 7:30 P. M. 

18. Mission at Pollocksville, 7:30 P., M. 
24. Wilmington. 

31. All Souls, North West. 


'O live ye by the Kalendar, 
And with the good ye dwell; 
The Spirit that came down on them. 
Will Lighten you as well." — Bishop Coxe. 

Dec. 21 — S'. Thomas, Apostle 

24 — Fourth Sunday in Advent 

25 — Christmas Day 

26 — S. Stephen 

27 — S. John, Evangelist 

28^Holy Innocents 

31 — Sunday after Christmas 

Jany. 1 — Circumcision 
8 — Epiphany 

7 — ^First Sunday after Epiphany 
14 — Second Sunday after Epiphany 
21 — Third Sunday after 'Epiphany 



Personal Items. 

The Rev. Thos. F. Opie, who for the past two years has 
served the Churches in Red Springs and Maxton most ac- 
ceptably, has recently accepted a call to become Rector 
of the Church of the Holy Comforter, Burlington. He will 
take up his new duties the first of the year. Mr. Opie 
accepted the Burlington work after repeated calls, and 
after the vestry had made almost irresistible appeals. Mr. 
Opie's residence in this Diocese has been productive of 
much good. Under his leadership the Church in Red 
Springs has become a parish. He has also been very use- 
ful as a member of diocesan commissions, and as a pub- 
licist. He carries with him the love and esteem of his 
people and his fellow laborers in Bast Carolina. 

The Rev. A. R. Parshley, Rector of St. Paul's parish, 
Clinton, who has been on a leave of absence because of 
illness, is reported to be much improved. Mr. Parshley, 
accompanied by Mrs. Parshley, is taking a much needed 
rest at a cottage on the Sound, near Wilmington, owned 
by the Rev. F. D. Dean. 

Mrs, John L. Saunders, wife of the Rector of the Winton 
group of churches, news of whose serious illness was re- 
ported in the last issue of the Mission Herald, continues 
to be critically ill. The last news from her bedside was 
that a major operation was necessary. She is in a hospital 
in Portsmouth. Mr. Saunders has also been ill, but is 
now better. Our sympathy goes out to these faithful work- 
ers and our prayers go up to God that they may be sus- 
tained, encouraged and speedily restored to health. 

Greenville, to become Rector of that important parish. It 
is hoped that Dr. Dean will accept, as his friends are 
anxious to have him remain in the Diocese. 

Miss Phadra Norsworthy, who lor some time has done 
most faithful and efficient community work in Kinston, 
under the supervision of the Rev. F. J. H. (Coffin, Rector 
of St, Mary's, has resigned to do similar work at Roanoke 
Rapids, under the Rev. Lewis N. Taylor. 

The Rev. A. C. D. Noe, Rector of Emmanuel Parish, Farm- 
ville, has been acting as field secretary of the St. Mary's 
School Endowment Fund the last two months. He has 
visited all of the important southern cities. 

The Rev. W. M. Harper, M., D., Rector of the Colored 
Church in Belhaven, has been called to an imijortant charge 
in the Diocese of Southwest Virginia. He has not signi- 
fied his intention in the matter at this writing. 

Mr. James Franklin Woolvin^ for many years a faithful 
worker and .generous supporter of St. John's parish, Wil- 
mington, passed over into the land of Light on the morn- 
ing of Thanksgiving Day. The end was not expected, 
although Mr. Woolvin retired from business three years 
ago on a(;'count of failing health. The funeral service was 
simple, though impressive. It was conducted by Bishop 
Darst. assisted by Rev. Messrs. J. R. Mallett, Rector of 
St. John's; Alexander Miller, Rector of St. Paul's; and 
by the Rev. F. D. Dean, M. D. Our sincere sympathy is 
extended to Mrs. Woolvin, who is widely known and loved 
as the diocesan custodian of the United Thank Offering; 
and to the other members of the family; Miss Mary Wool- 
vin and Messrs. J. F., Jr., and Samuel C. Woolvin. 

From her mother, Mrs. B. T. Cox, of Winterville, we 
learn that Miss Venetia Cox has safely arrived in China, 
where she will resume her missionary work in Hankow, 
following a year of rest and study in the United S'tates. 
During her year at home Miss Cox made many interesting 
addresses, and studied special subjects in New York. 
She impressed the people of East Carolina as being a most 
effective worker, and she carries back to China the love 
and best wishes of us all. 


Died, in Farmville, N. C, on October 21st, Mrs. Sarah 
Elizabeth Morrill, widow of the late Dr. S'amuei Morrill. 

Yea, though I walk in death's dark vale 
Yet, will I fear none ill, 
For thou art with me, and thy rod 
And staff me comfort still. 


The Rev. Frank D. Dean, city missionary of Wilmington, 
has recently received a call from the vestry of St. Paul's, 

Mrs. Hannah Victoria Everett died at her home Thurs- 
day, October 26th, after a short attack of pneumonia. She 
had an attack of malaria several days ago but seemed to 
recover from that and then was taken with pneumonia 
and though good nursing and medical skill were not spared, 
the disease prevailed. Mrs. Everett leaves her husband, 
James R. Everett and three small children, the youngest 
only eight months old and her mother, Mrs. W. R. Fowden^ 
one brother, Mr. Leslie Fowden and one sister, Mrs. C. B. 
Clark, all of Williamston. She was 35 years old and mar- 
ried J. R. Everett in 1915. 

Her life from childhood to her death was full of gentle- 
ness and kindness. She was devoted to duty and never 
tailed to do her part of every task that came before her. 



Diocesan News. 


A very successful preaching mission was conducted in 
the Church of the Holy Cross, Aurora, during the week of 
November 20th. The Rev. W. R. Noe was the preacher. 
Ai the conclusion of the mission the Bishop made a visi- 
tation to Aurora and other points in the Rev. Mr. Brince- 
field's field, preaching and confirming. 

On Thanksgiving Day, following the Church service, the 
Rectory of St. John's Church, Wilmington, was dedicated 
by Bishop Darst, assisted by the Rev. ,]. R. Mallett, Rec- 
tor, and his vested choir. Jt was a very beautiful cere- 
mony ; appropriate scripture passage, prayer and hymn 
being sung in each room. In the afternoon a reception 
was held, and his parishioners and friends examined the 
new Rectory. On every side surprise was expressed at 
the beauty and compactness of the building. The vestry 
deserved high praise for having presented the parish 
with so churchly and valuable a home for its clergy. 

The Bishop has placed St. Philip's parish, Southport, 
under the spiritual care of the Rev. James E. W. Cook 
Mr. Cook will preach at Southport, morning and evening, 
OR the fourth Sunday in each month, beginning December 
24th, 1922. 

Since the resignation of the Rev. Walter B. Clark as 
minister in charge of the Church of the Advent, William- 
ston, occasional services are being given by Dr. A. C. 
Tebeau, a student of the Virginia Seminary. Dr.. Tebeau 
came down from the Seminary for a service on Friday 
e\ening, November 24th, when with the assistance of the 
Rev. Theodore Partrick, Jr., plans for the Every Member 
Canvass were discussed. Dr. Tebeau preached at the elev- 
en o'clock service in Williamston on Sunday the 26th, and 
in Hamilton at the evening service. 

In the course of a letter to the Mission Herald, Mr. B. G. 
Joyner, a communicant of St. Paul's, Greenville, writes: 
"Some weeks ago, realizing the need of some organization 
through which we could hold the interest of the young 
people, we organized a Christian Endeavor Society. This 
step has met with the hearty approval of the Bishop, and 
we believe will fill a much felt need in our parish." 

A meeting of the Executive Council of the Diocese was 
called for December 15th in the diocesan office, 507 South- 
ern Building, Wilmington, by Bishop Darst. At this time 
it is expected that all returns from the Every Member 
Canvass will be in, and the Executive Council can pro- 
ceed to make appropriations for the coming year. It 
will be an important meeting, as a policy for the com- 
ing year will have to be adopted, and a thorough canvass 
made of possibilities for the maintenance and extension of 
the work in the Diocese., A full report of the meeting will 
be carried in the January issue of this paper. 

Mr. Erwin A. Holt, a wealthy communicant of the Church 
of the Holy Comforter, Burlington, was so much impressed 
with the timeliness and forcefulness of the leading ar- 
ticle in the Novemiber issue of the Mission Herald, "What 
Is Expected Of Us," contributed by the Rev. T. F. Opie, 
that he had it reprinted in very attractive pamphlet form 
for general distribution. 

Taking note of the campaign then being waged all over 
the country for the Endowment Fund for St. Mary's 
School, Raleigh, Bishop Darst sent a letter on November 
21st to all of his clergy, urging them to do all in their 

power to make the campaign a success in ir parishes. 
In a number of parishes in the Diocese aiu^inae associa- 
tions were actively engaged in arousing interest and so- 
liciting gifts. The goal of the campaign was $100,000. 
At this writing we have not learned of the result. 

The Literature Committee of the Church of the Good 
Shepherd, Wilmington, has set an example that we would 
like to see generally observed. This committee recently 
made a Canvass for subscriptions to the Mission Herald 
which netted a nice number of new members of the Mis- 
sion Herald family. 

A conference on Preaching Missions for the clergy of the 
Diocese of -Bast Carolina was held in St. James Church 
on December 12, 13 and 14th by the Rev. Drs. Clark and 
Schaad, the two national missioners who were then hold- 
ing a city-wide Preaching Mission in Wilmington. A num- 
lier of the clergy attended. 


A Sermon Preached To the Congregation of St. John's 
Church, FayetteviHe, On the Occasion of the 
Every Member Canvass. 

(By the Rev. Archer Boogher.) 

"Ye are the light of the world" — 

I have in mind today just such a light as the Master 
must have thought about when he spoke these words. 
This light has for several years been shining forth in its 
purity and devotion in St. John's parish. Only recently 
its influence has left us. Ah, how beautifully it must be 
shining now in that better world! It was not conspicuous 
in its brilliancy; only a very few, perhaps, had realized its 
presence here and its power; and yet it was so genuinely 
simple and self-sacrificing, and it was such a cheerful and 
comforting presence to those who came her way through 
the humbler walks of life. STie did not pretend to shine. She 
just went quietly along and did her duty as she saw it. Her 
Church and her Saviour, and those who i ad gone before, 
were the things she loved to talk about. You would have 
been impressed with the meagreness and the loneline.js of 
her lot, until you had conversed with her and felt the 
riches and protection of her spiritual companionships, and 
the friendships she had formed here, and the joy she had 
in showing them. 

She was only an humble mill hand, she stood at her hjom 
and weaved from day to day. She earned at best only 
a few dollars a week; and yet how far she made three 
dollars go, and how much she did for others v;ith her 
frail body which had weakened with the years, and with 
the few spare hours that were left after the long day's 
toil! Her neighbors, often found her light still burning 
in the house until the small hours of the night, when she 
would be preparing something for others, or making pre- 
serves and jellies, that she might give to her friends. 
Her rector was not forgotten in her gifts. The expen- 
sive baskets of fruit, and provisions, which she sent at 
Christmas, were always hard to accept, for he knew 
the privation which they meant. Every object of charity 
that came her way received a liberal allowance. Never 
was there a special appeal made from St. John's Church, 
that did not bring a liberal and prompt response from her, 
and out of all proportion to others who were better able. 

When the Church canvassers waited upon her three years 
ago to receive her annual pledge to the church and general 
work, she obligated herself for one dollar a Sunday, or 
sixty dollars a year. The canvasser told me afterwards 
that he did not expect] it to be paid. He was judging, no 
doubt, from an experience with others. But I wish you 
could see her record on the church books, every dollar 
of it paid, and paid each Sunday, no matter whether or 



not she atten^ied the service, for she was often physically 
unable to \)ii jsent. But the offering, was always in the 
plate. Not c.^mgle gap in the long, clean record. They 
found her envelopes filled up and in place for the follow- 
ing Sunday on the day she died. 

I am not trying! to picture to you my friends, a pathetic 
and touching story. These are just plain facts about a 
member of this congregation, whom it was your duty to 
know better than you did know,. 

When we held her funeral from the church, there were 
not very many of the Church people present; not near so 
many as have been in evidence on other occasions, when 
it was some one who was probably more conspicuous in 
the community, but infinitely less worthy in the sight of 
God and in the light of the services to others and to the 

Our choir, however, did not fail us on that memorable 
occasion.. They never do at such times, if there is a 
way possible. And it seemed that their voices blended 
both in spirit and melody with the very angels of heaven 
as they heralded this humble soul into the presence of 
the Father. 

There was a time, my friends, when I hesitated to speak 
about such a thing as money from the pulpit. But I have 
no apologies for such references any longer. It has be- 
come too evident a test of one's interest in religion. It is 
too vitally connected with one's spiritual state. We have 
Christ's own authority for the statement that "where 
your treasure is, there will your heart be also." Your 
vestry, after yearsi of anxiety and trepidation, have come 
to the same conclusion. Do you know the text book which 
your vestry studies very carefully and consistently these 
days? They study the financial secretary's record book 
of St. John's parish. And they study it as much for its 
bearing upon our spiritual status and problems,